Trump Speaks to Guam Governor About... Tourism?

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"All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you", the clip, about 45 seconds long, showed the President as saying.

Officials haven't raised the USA territory's threat level even after Pyongyang laid out plans to strike near the island in the coming weeks, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said.

"I just wanted to pay my respect", Trump said to Calvo over the phone.

"You've become extremely famous". All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you.

"And your tourism, I can say this, your tourism is going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you", Trump can be heard saying over the phone.

Mr Trump praised the scenic beauty of the island, which is roughly 3379 kilometres southeast of Pyongyang.

"You know, they're showing so much, it's such a big story in the news and it just looks like a handsome place", he says.

Calvo agrees. "It's paradise, " he says.

FTSE Slips on North Korea Fears
On the currency markets, the pound was up 0.03% against the dollar at $1.2981 but down 0.23% against the euro at 1.0999 euros. On the London stock market, mining shares saw the biggest falls as many metal prices were hit by the geopolitical concerns.

Mr. Trump responded, "We're going to do a great job".

Calvo answers, "as the governor of Guam representing the people of Guam and as an American citizen, I never felt more safe or confident than with you at the helm". So, with all the criticism going on over there from a guy who is being targeted, we need a president like you. "They should have had me eight years ago, or somebody with my thought process".

Governor Eddie Calvo during a press briefing on Friday told everyone to remain calm and enjoy the weekend.

The president called the United States military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".

"Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you", the missile threat prep fact sheet advises those who are caught outside.

The Government has instructed residents to be proactive and create emergency supply kits, a family emergency plan and a list of concrete shelters in their vicinity.

In an earlier call, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Calvo: "We are all over this".

With Guam's safety in the balance, Trump assured the territory's Governor Eddie Calvo: "We are with you 1000 per cent, you are safe".

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