Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

So, with all the criticism going on over there from a guy who is being targeted, we need a president like you, so I'm just so thankful. "All over the world they are talking about Guam, and they are talking about you".

Despite President Trump tweeting this morning USA military is "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, the reality might be very different. Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". "They should have had me eight years ago..."

Calvo posted a video of the conversation to Facebook.

A video shows Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo laughing and joking with the president as they discuss everything from the readiness of the U.S. military to tourism.

The conversation followed a threat by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to target the island with missiles amid a spike in tensions between the US and North Korea.

"You've become extremely famous". President Trump complimented Governor Guam on the beauty of the territory as well.

Calvo agreed, saying, "It's paradise". It looks lovely. You know I'm watching.

"There is a concern and worry, but there is no panic", Calvo said, noting North Korea has issued threats against Guam and other areas in the region before.

UNDATED (AP) - Officials in Guam are disseminating fact sheets to help residents prepare for a possible missile strike from North Korea.

U.S. military forces "stand ready" to safeguard Guam after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles toward the American Pacific island territory, the White House said early Saturday.

North Korea said earlier this week it would complete plans to launch missiles into the waters near Guam by mid-August. If people are caught outside, "do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you".

Gov Calvo has also sought to allay anxiety among his citizens, telling them "there is no threat to our island".

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