Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

An aerial view of U.S. Naval Base Guam An aerial view of U.S. Naval Base Guam Credit Reuters
Melinda Barton | 12 August, 2017, 21:02

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo shared a video of his call with President Trump on Facebook, in which the President assured Mr Calvo the United States was behind the remote Pacific island "1000 per cent". 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.

"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. Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio (R-Guam) told the FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo of Mornings with Maria, that though they have not been in direct contact with President Trump about the threat, "We are in communication with the Department of Defense, through the Joint Region Marianas, we're in contact with the military leaders here, Admiral Chatfield of the U.S. Navy and of course are corresponding with our civil defense and Homeland Security".

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles into the seas around the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers. "We are with you 1,000 per cent", the media reported on Saturday.

"You've become extremely famous".

Calvo agrees, saying, "It's paradise". It just looks like a attractive place. "We've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff comes down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".

"Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you", the missile threat prep fact sheet advises those who are caught outside. "But you're going to be taken care of".

Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, " Good morning, good morning.

"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he said.

Tensions have escalated between the USA and North Korea as the communist regime continues testing and expanding its nuclear program, reporting this week that it can now fit nuclear warheads on missiles. God Bless the people of Guam and God Bless the United States of America.

On Aug. 8, Trump told reporters than any threats from North Korea would be met with "fire and fury," comments which helped aggravate an already tetchy relationship between the two nations.