Monday, 21 August, 2017

Trump jokes that North Korea's threats will boost tourism to Guam

Graham Time for new approach on N. Korea AFP calls N.Korea's missile launch to affect PH, 'remote'
Theresa Hayes | 12 August, 2017, 16:14

Mr. Calvo, who has been Guam's governor since 2011, concluded that there was some concern among the public on Guam but no panic and the authorities were "very confident" that there was no heightened threat despite the warnings from North Korea which were first made on Wednesday.

The president also predicted a boom in tourism for the US territory in light of the North Korean threat.

"We are with you 1,000 percent".

These are among the guidelines Guam has released as, amid escalating tensions with North Korea, the small Pacific island contemplates the nightmare scenario of a nuclear strike. "Some Guam residents told reporters that they anxious what might happen if North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to follow through".

He then reassured Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the USA military is "rock solid".

The governor of Guam appeared to agree with the president, telling him "we've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff comes down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".

"You seem like a hell of guy", Trump said later in the call.

The New York Times was mocked by social media users on Friday after the paper tweeted out a question asking which was the greater threat to Guam: a nuclear bomb threat from North Korea or climate change?

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told the Japanese parliament that its American-designed Aegis destroyers are capable of shooting down North Korean missiles and that any attack on Guam would be considered an "existential threat to Japan" under defense treaties with the United States. "It looks lovely, you know I'm watching.it's such a big story in the news".

"(President Donald Trump is) not going to contain the threat, he's going to stop the threat", Graham, one of the Senate's most hawkish members, said in an interview on "CBS This Morning".

"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.

Trump praised the military, bashed an "obstructionist Congress" and told Calvo how tourism would be boosted for Guam without spending money. Both of these factors were specifically cited by the North Korean military spokesman who delivered the missile threat to Guam. So you just take care of yourself. "They should have had me eight years ago.I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous".