Guam Governor Says Trump Told Him North Korea Threats Will Increase Tourism

12 August, 2017, 18:22 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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He continued, "We're going to do a great job for you".

"I just wanted to pay my respects [and say] you are safe", Mr Trump began the call.

Tensions between North Korea and the USA escalated this week amid increasingly heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.

"Don't worry about a thing", Trump said. All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you.

Mr Calvo agrees: "It's paradise". 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.

The conversation, in which both men praised each other, differed drastically from Mr. Trump's contentious calls with leaders of Australia and Mexico in the early days of his administration.

Calvo, who noted that this is not the first time North Korea has threatened the island, bluntly told Guam residents to simply conduct their daily business "as usual". "But you're going to be taken care of".

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Visitors to the Homeland Security website are also directed to an American Red Cross guide on how to "shelter-in-place" during a chemical or radiation emergency.

President Donald Trump says German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not speak for the US on North Korea. In the President's words they are behind us "1000 percent."As the head of the Government of Guam, I appreciate their reassurances that my family, my friends, everyone on this island, are all safe".

He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the USA military is "rock solid". We are rock solid, and we have the best in the world by a factor of five.

Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests a year ago and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly - in a concrete structure, preferably underground - and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat".

On Wednesday, Mr Trump followed up his "fire and fury" warning with a boast about United States nuclear capabilities.

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