Friends in High Places

'Obama's favorite banker' wears presidential cufflinks


Embattled JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon wore his close relationship with President Barack Obama on his sleeve when testifying before a Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday.

Dimon wore large gold cufflinks featuring the presidential seal to match his navy suit.

The gold eagle is surrounded by the words “Seal of the President of the United States.” The White House has not responded to request for comment about the cufflinks and if he received them from the president or his aides.

Dimon, who backed Obama’s 2008 presidential bid, has visited the White House 16 times—including three personal meetings with the president—according to Politico.

He has soured on Obama of late, criticizing him for increased regulations. He has yet to endorse any candidate for president in 2012.