Papua New Guinea Prime Minister criticizes Biden’s comment about cannibalism

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape was critical of President Joe Biden’s comments last week that linked his country to cannibalism, Reuters reported. He urged Biden to clarify the comments in a statement released on Sunday.

“President Biden’s remarks may have been a slip of the tongue; however, my country does not deserve to be labeled as such,” read the statement from Marape.

During a campaign stop in Scranton, Pennsylvania, last week, after visiting a missing-in-action war memorial, Biden discussed his uncle’s plane being shot down near Papua New Guinea during World War II. While speaking, Biden seemed to insinuate that his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, was victimized by cannibals after it was shot down.

“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
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