Biden Messes Up Details of His Uncle’s WWII Death

( – There’s been a lot of speculation about President Joe Biden’s memory and whether he’s fit to serve in office. That was called into question in a scathing report in which special counsel Robert Hur said it was “significantly limited.” It was also recently called into question when Biden misspoke about his uncle’s death.

On Wednesday, April 17, Biden headed to Pittsburgh, where he spoke about his uncle, who died in World War II. It’s not uncommon for the president to bring up his relatives who served, including his son, Beau, but he seemed to get critical details wrong about 2nd Lt. Ambrose J. Finnegan Jr.

Biden said his uncle joined right after D-Day, but his enlistment date was actually weeks later. He then claimed his uncle “got shot down in New Guinea,” but his body was never recovered because “there used to be a lot of cannibals” in the region.

However, there are two errors in this story. First, the United States, which tracks all of its service members’ deaths and disappearances, does not have a record of Finnegan being shot down. It does not attribute his death to hostile action, nor does it mention cannibals.

The White House later confirmed that the cannibal story was untrue. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, however, downplayed his statements and said he is “incredibly proud” of his uncle’s military service.

The plane Finnegan was in went down after “both engines failed at low altitude.” The aircraft hit the water, and the wreckage sunk. None of the three men onboard were ever recovered. Finnegan is still considered unaccounted for.

Biden also used the opportunity to take a potshot at former President Donald Trump, who he is facing this November in a rematch. He said, “That man doesn’t deserve to have been the commander in chief for my son, my uncle.” Beau died of brain cancer nine years ago.

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