[Ed. – Half-cringe: this story seems to not be demonstrably untrue, at least. Whether Joe Biden is related to Captain George isn’t clear. But chalk it up as a lighter moment with no apparent apocryphal freight.]
“Are we related?” U.S. President Joe Biden asked India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met at the White House on Friday.
“Yes!” Modi joked in reply.
At the start of his first bilateral White House meeting with Modi as leaders, Biden explained that he had learned about an Indian branch of the Biden family when he was first elected to Congress in 1972 and received a letter from someone called Biden living in Mumbai.
“I found out that there was a Captain George Biden, who was a captain in the East India tea company,” Biden said.