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Foot, meet mouth

Joe Biden called Asia 'The Orient'

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to Iowa, where he referred to Asia as the "Orient."

The term is widely considered derogatory; Orientalism refers to a demeaning interpretation — an othering — of the East by those in the West.

Biden came under fire earlier in the day for using the term "shylock," a derogatory term for Jews.