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Harry Reid Gaffe: Were Jokes to Asian Audience Racist?

By    |   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 07:35 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid committed an embarrassing gaffe this week while speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, remarking about Asians, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."

Reid also later added, "One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight."

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Democrat Reid, who has a habit of putting his foot in his mouth, much like Vice President Joe Biden, later apologized for the comments.

"My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing," Reid said in a statement, Time reported.

The gaffe itself was recorded on video by the Republican opposition research group American Rising.

Twitter users were incredulous that he can get away with such a thing. Many began using the hashtag #CancelReid.











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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid committed an embarrassing gaffe this week while speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, remarking about Asians, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."
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