"This is an attempt on North Korea's part to ratchet things up, but I think the diplomatic channels that President Trump talked about are the ones that we're hoping, along with sanctions, that will work and not a war".
Mr Trump agrees, saying "They should have had me in years ago. frankly you could have said that for the last three presidents". "I wanted to call you and say hello, how are you?"
"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.
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. Good morning. I just wanted to pay my respects, and we are with you 1,000%.
"You've become extremely famous".
"You know what, that could happen.it looks so attractive to me", Trump said. "We've got 95% occupancy, and after all this stuff calms down, we're going to have 110% occupancy". "You are safe, we are with you 1,000%".
The two had a nice friendly chat, wherein Trump assured Calvo the U.S.is with Guam "1000 percent" and Calvo in turn talks about how much the people of Guam appreciate everything POTUS is doing for them - which is unusual since from an outsider's perspective it looks like he's doing his best to goad North Korea into blowing them up.
Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you". "But you're going to be taken care of".
"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he says.
Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.
An American territory that hosts a significant military contingent, Guam has found itself in the crosshairs of a geopolitical feud sparked by Donald Trump promising "fire and fury" in response to further threats. God Bless the people of Guam and God Bless the United States of America.