Joe Biden Calls Asia ‘The Orient’

Vice President Joe Biden, notorious for his gaffes, referred to Asia as "the Orient" just one day after he called opportunistic bankers "Shylocks."

Speaking in Iowa with "Nuns on the Bus," Biden told a story about a recent visit to Singapore where he met with "a guy named Lee Kuan Yew, who most foreign policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient."

On Tuesday, Biden used the controversial expression "Shylocks", which is widely considered an anti-Semitic slur, at a speech to the Legal Services Corporation.

The Anti-Defamation League condemned Biden's remarks as "offensive."

Biden subsequently apologized, admitting it was a "poor choice of words."