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

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Melinda Barton | 12 August, 2017, 19:38

"Don't worry about a thing", responded Trump.

"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.

Calvo agrees. "It's paradise, " he says.

President Trump said: "You are safe. What information we are given, we will pass on to you". "And if anything happens to Guam, there's going to be big, big trouble in North Korea". Guam Homeland Security additionally released a fact sheet on how to prepare for an imminent missile threat.

The flyer also advises residents to lie flat on the ground, look away from the flash or fireball, and shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination. "In time you will be able to leave a fallout shelter".

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.

"Mr. President, as the governor of Guam.and as an American citizen, I have never felt more safe or confident with you at the helm", Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R) said, according to a video posted to his Facebook page. It just looks like a lovely place. Asked if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

The phone call follows the President's latest tweet in which he wrote the military is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely".

If correct, and if the U.S. allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles. "I've had enough briefings with the military, there's a multilayered defense starting from Korea, Japan as well as in the western Pacific as well as our assets here in Guam with the THAAD missile defense system that American communities will be protected".

Mr. Trump plans to meet Mr. Xi later this year in what the White House called "a very historic event".