Guam Governor Says Trump Told Him North Korea Threats Will Increase Tourism

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster New Jersey

He added, lowering his voice: "This is between you and I. But you don't talk like they talk". In response, President Donald Trump has warned North Korea repeatedly that if it takes such action, the USA will hit back.

Trump says he has yet to speak with the governor of the territory, but says, "I feel that they will be very safe, believe me". North Korea quickly replied by leveling threats against Guam, a US territory with a heavy military presence which sits about 2,100 miles from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

The conversation followed a threat by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to target the island with missiles amid a spike in tensions between the US and North Korea.

"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.

During the phone call, Trump also noted he thinks Guam's tourism will increase "tenfold" in light of the situation.

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. It looks handsome. You know I'm watching.

And he told the former hotel magnate, "We have 95 percent occupancy and after all of this stuff calms down we're going to have 110 percent occupancy". "And again, it looks like just a handsome place". The U.S. territory has a population of 160,000, and is around 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea. "But you're not going to have a problem".

Donald Trump has told Guam's Governor North Korea's threat to launch a missile strike near the remote Pacific island will boost tourism, while assuring the politician the U.S. stands behind the territory "1,000 per cent".

The conversation, in which both men praised each other, differed drastically from Mr. Trump's contentious calls with leaders of Australia and Mexico in the early days of his administration.

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