Guam Governor: 'There Is No Threat to Our Island'

Cheryl Sanders
August 12, 2017

Mr Calvo, meanwhile, responded: "I have never felt more safe or so confident with you at the helm".

"And your tourism, I can say this, your tourism is going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you", Trump can be heard saying over the phone.

President Trump on Friday assured the governor of Guam that the White House is "with you 1,000 percent" in the face of a threat from North Korea - and then told the governor that he's becoming famous and predicted the attention would boost tourism "tenfold" in the USA territory.

"Eddie, I have to tell you, you've become extremely famous", said the president, who telephoned from Bedminster, New Jersey, where's he on a working vacation. On Friday, the president had issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the USA military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against US territories or allies.

"It's paradise", Calvo said.

"You know, they're showing so much, it's such a big story in the news and it just looks like a attractive place", he says.

Guam continues to be a top tourist destination even though it is in the center of the US-North Korea tensions, which continue to rise with every day that passes.

While Trump maintained a lighthearted tone, Guam's Office of Civil Defense started passing out flyers on Friday to help residents prepare for a missile attack from North Korea.

Trump, and Chief of Staff General John Kelly, phoned Guam's governor Eddie Baza Calvo to assure him that the people of the country are safe and that the president is behind the them "1000 percent".

Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, " Good morning, good morning.

"If an attack warning is issued, take cover as quickly as you can, under concrete structure or below ground if possible", the sheet adds.
"It just looks like a lovely place", he said.

"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he says.

Mr. Trump had threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea for any provocation.

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