Biden spins up tale that ‘Uncle Bosie’ may have been eaten by cannibals, Pentagon debunks

President Joe Biden returned to his old stomping grounds where he regaled supporters with two tales, one a falsehood and the other sounding a lot like a tall tale, too.

On Wednesday, good old “Joe from Scranton” dropped by the Rust Belt city where he visited a local war memorial upon which the name of his uncle, Ambrose J. Finnegan, was among those listed. The 81-year-old president recalled his relative who was known as “Uncle Bosie” whom he implied was eaten by cannibals.

According to Biden, Finnegan’s plane went down over Papua New Guinea during WWII, his body was never found but the primitive island is notorious for being a home to those with a taste for human flesh.

“Ambrose Finnegan — we called him ‘Uncle Bosie’ — he — he was shot down,” Biden told reporters at the airport. “He was Army Air Corps before there was an Air Force. He flew single-engine planes, reconnaissance flights over New Guinea. He had volunteered because someone couldn’t make it. He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of cannibals in New Guinea at the time.”

“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 and the like and what I was thinking about when I was standing there was when Trump refused to go up to the memorial for veterans in Paris, and he said they were a bunch of suckers and losers,” Biden added, shamelessly repeating the hoax that the presumptive GOP nominee had referred to fallen veterans in unflattering terms, which Trump has denied.

“To me, that is such a disqualifying assertion made by a president, suckers and losers. The guys who saved civilization in the 1940s, suckers and losers,” he repeated a line he’s often used, just like the Charlottesville very fine people “on both sides” fib.

The octogenarian leader also brought up the unfortunate Biden family member during a speech to steelworkers in Pittsburgh where he’s looking to make sure that the traditionally reliable union vote stays with the Democratic Party.

‘My Uncle Bosie, he was a hell of an athlete, they tell me, when he was a kid,” Biden said. “And he became an Army Air Corps before the Air Force came along. He flew those single-engine planes as reconnaissance over war zones.

“And he got shot down in New Guinea and 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 added before inserting his dead son Beau into the yarn, which he often does.

As is typically the case when it comes to the teller of tall tales, the so-called “fact checkers” were asleep at the switch, and were it not for the New York Post, few would have known that what happened to “Uncle Bosie” is a bit murkier than Biden would lead Americans to believe.

The outlet pointed out that the Pentagon’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency seemingly contradicts the president.

“On May 14, 1944, an A-20 havoc (serial number 42-86768), with a crew of three and one passenger, departed Momote Airfield, Los Negros Island, for a courier flight to Nadzab Airfield, New Guinea. For unknown reasons, this plane was forced to ditch in the ocean off the north coast of New Guinea. Both engines failed at low altitude, and the aircraft’s nose hit the water hard. Three men failed to emerge from the sinking wreck and were lost in the crash. One crew member survived and was rescued by a passing barge. An aerial search the next day found no trace of the missing aircraft or the lost crew members,” the military’s website states.

Chris Donaldson


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