Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"

12 August, 2017, 20:55 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II prior to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. territory of Guam where almost

"Well, we're going to do a great job here, don't worry about a thing", Trump replied.

Pyongyang said this week it is planning to launch four missiles into waters near the coast of Guam, which is a major United States military hub with a population of 163,000 - all of whom are technically U.S. citizens.

The President said he wanted to give his "highest respect and regards" to the people of Guam and that the military is rock solid "we've got the best in the world", he added. "It looks handsome, you know I'm watching.it's such a big story in the news, it just looks like a attractive place".

Mr Calvo responded by agreeing his home was "paradise" and had "99 per cent occupancy". Alluding to Mr. Kim, he told the governor, "You notice he hasn't spoken recently".

"I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous".

"I think - tourism, I can say this, your tourism, you're going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you", Trump said during a phone call released by Calvo on his Facebook page.

"So, with all the criticism going on over there for a guy who's doing what's positive, we need a president like you".

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The president called the USA military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".

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".

Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you".

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".

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 president called the Republican governor on August 11, to reassure him of support after an increasingly acrimonious exchange between the United States and North Korea, according to The New York Times.

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