Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

Asked if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

"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.

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.

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".

Multiple military sources tell NBC the Pentagon has prepared a pre-emptive strike plan involving B-1 bombers targeting missile launch sites in North Korea.

North Korea said earlier this week it would complete plans to launch missiles into the waters near Guam by mid-August.

Trump complimented Calvo on the natural beauty of the Pacific island 3,950 miles west of Hawaii.

Mr. Calvo, however, told Mr. Trump that he had "never felt more safe or so confident than with you at the helm".

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"It just looks like a handsome place", Mr Trump said.

Strangely, Trump stressed that the crisis could actually be good for the economy of Guam, while perhaps indicating where he'll take his next family vacation.

"With all the criticism that's going on over there, from a guy that's being targeted, we need a president like you".

Mr Calvo responded by agreeing his home was "paradise" and had "99 per cent occupancy".

While the rest of the world anxious about nuclear war, President Donald Trump found a silver lining to his ongoing feud with North Korea.

"If caught outside, do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you. They act as if #NorthKorea would act different if he used nicer words", Rubio tweeted.

"United States forces stand ready to ensure the safety and security of the people of Guam, along with the rest of America", the White House said in a summary of Trump's call with Calvo.

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