Papua New Guinea PM Blasts Biden over ‘Loose’ Claims about Uncle ‘Eaten by Cannibals’

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has fired back at Democrat President Joe Biden over his recently tall tale about his uncle’s death during World War II.

U.S. military records show that Biden’s uncle, Ambrose “Bosey” Finnegan, died during WWII when the plane’s engine failed and was “forced to ditch” in the Pacific Ocean.

Finnegan’s aircraft hit the water hard and three crew members failed to emerge, the official Defense POW/MIA Accounting agency said on its website.

Only one person survived and was rescued by a passing barge.

A search of the waters far out at sea the next day found “no trace” of the missing crew, the agency said.

The military records make no mention of cannibals.

However, President Biden claims that his uncle’s plane was shot down and suggested that cannibals ate him after crash-landing in Papua New Guinea.

As Slay News reported, Biden told the bizarre story during a stop in Pittsburgh last Wednesday where he gave a speech to members of the United Steelworkers Union.

Seemingly going off-script, Biden told the union workers that his uncle’s plane was shot down and crashed during World War II in an area of New Guinea that was populated with cannibals.

“He was a hell of an athlete, they tell me, when he was a kid,” Biden said, adding that he was in the Army Air Corps.

“He flew those single-engine planes as reconnaissance over war zones, and he got shot down in New Guinea,” Biden alleged, no longer reading from his handlers’ script.

“They never found the body because there used to be, there were a lot of cannibals, for real, in that part of New Guinea.”


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The president also told the same false story about his uncle when he spoke with reporters earlier in the day before boarding Air Force One and heading out to Pittsburgh.

“When D-Day occurred, the next day, on Monday, all four of my mother’s brothers went down and volunteered to join the military,” Biden said.

“Ambrose Finnegan, we called him Uncle Bozey, he was shot down.

“He was Army Air Corps before there was an Air Force.

“They never recovered his body, but the government went back when I went down there, and they checked and found some parts of the plane,” he added.

Papua New Guinea’s leader James Marape responded by slamming Biden’s claims as “loose’ talk.

Marape says Biden expressed completely different feelings for the country when they met.

“Sometimes you have loose moments,” Marape said in an interview after Biden’s contentious remarks.

He added that he suspects the false story from Biden was a “blurry moment” for the embattled POTUS.

“I’ve met him on four occasions, until today, and on every occasion, he’s always had warm regards for Papua New Guinea,” Marape said in response, seemingly surprised by Biden’s claims.

“Never in those moments (has) he spoken of PNG as cannibals,” he added.

“There are much, much… deeper values in our relationship than one statement, one word, one punchline,” Marape said.

He urged Biden and the White House to instead focus on clearing up the unexploded ordnance that still litters Papua New Guinea today.

In a separate statement on Sunday evening, Marape said the people of Papua New Guinea “live with the fear” of being killed by bombs left over from WWII.

“President Biden’s remarks may have been a slip of the tongue; however, my country does not deserve to be labeled as [cannibals].

“I urge President Biden to get the White House to look into cleaning up these remains of WWII so the truth about missing servicemen like Ambrose Finnegan can be put to rest.”

READ MORE – White House Defends Biden’s Lies about Uncle ‘Eaten by Cannibals’: ‘We Should Not Make Jokes’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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