Joe Biden Rolex scandal: Liberal media slammed for focusing on POTUS' watch right after 'gold toilet' Trump's term

Joe Bide opted to wear a $7,000 Rolex wristwatch when he took the oath to become the next president

                            Joe Biden Rolex scandal: Liberal media slammed for focusing on POTUS' watch right after 'gold toilet' Trump's term
Joe Biden speaks on Inauguration Day (Getty Images)

A recent article about President Joe Biden wearing a $7,000 Rolex watch during his inauguration ceremony has not been taken kindly by his supporters. Biden has been known to wear larger sized steel sports watches, but he chose to wear a blue dial with a jubilee bracelet Rolex Datejust during the historic moment. Soon, many Twitter users slammed media outlets for covering Biden’s watch when the United States had one of the most controversial four years in the entire history.

Earlier on January 22, New York Times published an article discussing Biden wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust watch during his inauguration event. The outlet noted that the $7,000 wristwatch is a “far cry from the Everyman timepieces” that every American president, except former President Donald Trump, has worn in recent decades.

The article then went on to talk about the former US presidents and their choice of watches during their respective terms. For instance, George W Bush opted to wear a Timex Indiglo, whereas Barack Obama wore a mid-priced watches by Shinola that cost less than $500.

U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order (Getty Images)

Reaction to Joe Biden's Rolex scandal

Many political experts slammed the outlet after the news surfaced that Biden opted to wear a Rolex during his inauguration. Some even stated that since the 46th president of the United States does not have any scandals, the media outlets are trying to make a controversy out of Biden’s wrist.

U.S. President Joe Biden (Getty Images)

One user on Twitter wrote, “Because there are no Presidential scandals, the media is literally trying to make a scandal out of Biden’s wrist. Maybe they could keep the pressure on a real scandal that should be the headlines every day: Accountability of elected officials who tried to overthrow the country.” Another user wrote, “Thank God. We’re back to good ol’ days of stupid-a*s, meritless scandals like watches, tan suits, & Dijon mustard. Much better than scandals re insurrection, white supremacy, children separated from their parents, corruption, strippers, abuses of power.”

A third user posted Trump’s picture from his mansion and wrote, “Are you sitting down? There was a Rolex on Biden’s wrist. I mean capitalism consumes us all but…#EatTheRich.” Another slammed the outlet and wrote, “There were days that I honestly don’t understand how the NYT, one of the best papers in America, covers politics. Who thought this was an interesting article to write?”

Joe Biden and Donald Trump (Getty Images)


One angry Internet user wrote, “If Donald Trump can grift Americans out of millions of dollars in golf trips, incite a riot, has a fucking gold toilet, then dammit STFU about President Joe Biden's ROLEX. Jeez.” When Charlotte Clymer posted, “The irony of that ridiculous Biden Rolex story is that some of these same people blissfully ignored outright and constant corruption under Trump’s watch,” another user said, “Joe Biden would have to buy 1100 Rolexes to equal the cost of just one Trump golf trip. And why is no one remembering the gold toilet? Plus, Biden paid for his watch... We paid for the golf trips.”

Another said, “How out of touch is a man who had a Diet Coke button that he would push which would summon a servant with the aforementioned beverage on a silver tray? Many times daily?” adding, “Also Donald's net worth is what? Estimated 2+ billion? Joe Biden net worth? Estimated 9 million? There's rich and there's gold-toilet-rich.”












Donald Trump's Golden Penthouse

Several political experts were quick to share Trump’s choice of living after the outlet’s article was shared online. In 2016, when Trump won the election and became the 45th president of the United States, many shed light on his way of living, mostly about his lavish penthouse in New York City worth $100 million.

Trump’s Penthouse is located on Fifty Avenue in New York City and decorated with 24-karat gold and marble features in the style of Louis XIV. The Trump family’s three-story penthouse has a dedicated elevator to take Trump to his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower. The penthouse also has large chandeliers, plush furnishings, while gold trimmings from the ceilings.

Trump is known amongst his circle to have a taste for gold and shining objects. During his presidency, he once took calls from his children while seated on a golden chair from his Florida vacation home.

Donald Trump at Trump Tower (Getty Images)

In 2018, the White Office asked New York’s Guggenheim Museum to borrow a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, ‘Landscape with Snow,’ for installation at the president and former first lady Melania Trump’s private living quarters. The request for painting was declined but not before the museum offered to lend an 18-karat gold toilet to President Trump. The gold toilet is a full-functioning piece made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and had been used by tens of thousands of visitors.

Guggenheim Museum’s chief curator Nancy Spector had written about the famous gold toilet in one of her blog posts dated back to 2017 where she wrote that the “When the sculpture came off view on September 15, Trump had been in office for 238 days, a term marked by scandal and defined by the deliberate rollback of countless civil liberties, in addition to climate-change denial that puts our planet in peril.”

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