'Regular' Joe Biden slammed for owning Peloton bike, Internet says Donald Trump had a '$50,000 golf simulator'

The New York Times reported that Biden's Peloton does not exactly comport with his 'regular guy from Scranton' political persona


                            'Regular' Joe Biden slammed for owning Peloton bike, Internet says Donald Trump had a '$50,000 golf simulator'
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

President Joe Biden owns a Peloton. When news broke out earlier this week about the "regular Joe from Scranton" owning the exclusive workout bike, it was addressing the security concerns bringing the bike inside the White House. But many on social media were more concerned with deeming the new President a hypocrite as owning the expensive bike doesn't gel well with his everyday man persona.

And that's also what New York Times said. "It doesn't exactly comport with his 'regular Joe from Scranton' persona". The publication also slammed Biden for sporting a Rolex Datejust watch, which retails for more than $7,000, to his inauguration on January 20.

It now appears that the watch used to actually belong to his son Beau Biden, which he wears to honor his late beloved son. But watch aside, the publication and all naysayers are being called out on social media for seemingly bashing the president for owning the bike. 

A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company's studios on December 4, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

"All indications are that the Rolex belonged to Beau Biden. The President wears it to honor his beloved son. Nice going @nytimes. You really screwed the pooch on this one," TV writer Bryan Behar wrote. 



 

The publication reported that the bikes are expensive and are high-tech. "But Peloton does not exactly comport with Mr Biden's 'regular guy from Scranton' political persona. Its ads featuring stationary bikes in lavish settings are the butt of class-conscious social media jokes."

And now comparisons with the previous president are raging on Twitter. Donald Trump was a businessman and reality television mogul before he became the President of the United States. And even after that, he spent lavishly — for example, installing a room-sized golf simulator at the White House.

"To whoever is bitching about Biden's Peloton, I would like to remind your stupid ass that Trump put in a $50,000 golf simulator. Please take all the fucking seats and shut up forever," one user tweeted. "The NYT is complaining about Biden owning a Rolex and a Peloton like the previous guy didn’t spend every single weekend of his term playing golf in his own fucking golf course," another added. 



 

 



 

Many are angry that the matter of the fact still remains that Biden didn't use taxpayer's money to buy himself workout gear. "Why doesn’t anybody mention that taxpayers did not purchase the stupid peloton, Biden as a normal citizen did with his own damn money."

Others pointed out the double standards. "Trump, who lives in gilded penthouses, owns golf courses and wore some of the most expensive timepieces in the world, was called a 'man of the people'. But Biden owns a Rolex and a Peloton and he's an out-of-touch elitist and hypocrite? Do I have this right? #DoubleStandards"



 

 



 

The bike came to wide media attention earlier this week after The New York Times reported that Biden's Peloton would be an obvious target for foreign adversaries to hack into in order to steal top-secret information.

The camera and the microphone would have to go, according to former NSA Deputy Director Richard H Ledgett Jr, who added that Biden would need to pick a subtle username and change it regularly. "If he's the kind of guy who pedals and talks to people, that could be problematic," Ledgett told The Times.

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