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Biden caught in CNN’s fact check after cannibal claim

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President Joe Biden exits the helicopter outside the White House after a visit to Pennsylvania on Wednesday. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 21.04.2024 05:00:24

War and conflicts: The President of the United States visited a war memorial in the state of Pennsylvania before the weekend. Afterwards he was asked about the visit.

– I wanted to see my uncle Ambrose J. Finnegan’s memorial, and there were also memorials for other soldiers who were killed in World War II, Biden replied.

He continued to talk and said:

– Ambrose Finnegan – we call him “Uncle Bosie” – he – he was shot down. He was in the Army Air Force Department before the Air Force was created. He flew single-engine, reconnaissance flights over New Guinea. He volunteered because no one else could run. He was shot down in an area where there were many cannibals in New Guinea at the time, the president said.

– They never found his remains. But the government went back, when I was down there, they checked and found some parts of the plane and stuff, Biden said further according to a transcript from the White House Wednesday 17 April.

– My – my uncle – my uncle, Ambrose Finnegan – uncle – uncle Bosie was quite a fellow, from the time I – I never met him, of course. And – but I just wanted to see where his memorial was, said Biden, who explained that it is important to honor the memory of soldiers who sacrificed for the country in the 1940s.

CNN has fact-checked the information and concludes that “Biden’s dramatic details do not match the Ministry of Defence’s official explanation of the plane crash”. It says that the plane fell over the sea.

(© NTB)

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