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President Biden’s Comment On His Uncle Being Eaten By Cannibals Offends Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister

President Biden commented on how his aviator uncle was shot down in Papua New Guinea during WW II, where a group of cannibals probably ate him. The comment has offended the prime minister of the island nation, who said, “Papua New Guinea doesn’t deserve such labels.”

Joe Biden addressed a gathering in Pennsylvania last week, where he was seen expressing his pride and admiration for his late uncle, Army Air Corps Aviator Second Lt. Ambrose J. Finnegan Jr. The late aviator took part in World War II and was “shot down in Papua New Guinea.” The South Pacific country used to be a battle hotspot, and the remains of dead soldiers are still scattered around the area.

The president then went on to mention how his uncle might have died. “They never found the body because there used to be..there were a lot of cannibals for real in that part of New Guinea.” He said.

The statement's mischaracterization of Papua New Guinea has offended the Island Nation’s leader. On Sunday, Prime Minister, Marape exclaimed his disappointment over the matter, saying, “World War II was not the doing of my people; however, they were needlessly dragged into a conflict that was not their doing.”

Marape further added, “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.” He also said that certain parts of New Guinea still hold unexploded ordnance, causing the natives to live in fear.

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