Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam

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The US is ready along with its allies to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic and military measures to stop the North Korean nuclear menace, President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Satruday.

"Don't worry about a thing", responded Trump.

Calvo posted a video of the call to his Facebook page, as well as YouTube.

Guam's economy is heavily dependent on tourism and a large US military base, which occupies 30 percent of the island.

Trump has been escalating his rhetoric against North Korea, but says he hopes "it will all work out".

"Eddie, I have to tell you, you've become extremely famous", said the president, who telephoned from Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is on a working vacation. Then Trump, ever the businessman, started talking about how good this situation will be for Guam's tourism industry. "And 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".

"It looks attractive, you know I'm watching...it's such a big story in the news".

Trump continued to exchange pleasantries with Calvo, saying that the governor had "become famous", and suggesting that he would visit the U.S. territory in the future. "We've got 95 percent occupancy, and after all this stuff calms down, we're going to have 110 percent occupancy". "And again, it looks like just a lovely place".

In their phone call, Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour", the White House said in a statement, and reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

North Korea this week announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory, which is a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers.

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