Biden Makes Bizarre Claim That His Uncle Was Eaten By Cannibals in Papa New Guinea in WWII

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President Joe Biden suggested that his uncle, 2nd Lt Ambrose J Finnegan Jr, who was killed during World War II, may have been eaten by cannibals in Papua New Guinea after his plane was shot down. Official war records state that Finnegan died in a plane crash. Analysts point out that the claims are unsubstantiated and poorly judged. They also emphasize that while cannibalism was practiced by some communities in the past, it was done in specific contexts and not simply because people lacked food. Some Papua New Guineans find the remarks offensive. Others find the comments hilarious, attributing them to outdated stereotypes from Biden's childhood.