Guam Governor Says Trump Called, Assured Island Is Safe

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

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.

Trump goes on to compliment Guam, as well as Calvo.

Trump responded, "Well you're right about that, but unfortunately, you know, we're living with a very obstructionist group, but maybe that will change".

"This isn't the first time that we've had threats lobbed against our island, but this time, knowing that we have a president and a White House and a military that is watching out for us gives me a great deal of comfort", Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo said in a video message posted to Facebook Saturday afternoon local time. "I wanted to call you and say hello, how are you?"

The call comes just hours after Trump held a question-and-answer session with reporters, during which he said he had not yet talked with Calvo. "I'm so thankful - and I'm glad you are holding the helm, sir".

Trump replied, "We'll see how it all works out and you're not going to have a problem". "They should have had me eight years ago..." "Frankly, you could've said that for the last three presidents". "All over the world, they are talking about Guam". Good morning. I just wanted to pay my respects and we are with you 1,000.

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Mr Calvo agrees: "It's paradise".

"If an attack warning is issued, take cover as quickly as you can, under concrete structure or below ground if possible", the sheet adds.

Mr Calvo has spent most of the week assuring Guam's 160,000 residents of their safety despite the threats. We are rock solid, and we have the best in the world by a factor of five.

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.

"I wish there would be less partisanship up there, this is a time of threats to the United States", said Calvo.

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