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Saturday, 12 August 2017 06:15

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

Written by  MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in a phone call made public on Saturday.

The threat by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to create “an enveloping fire” around the tiny American territory in the Western Pacific will boost Guam tourism “tenfold,” Mr. Trump is heard saying in the recorded conversation with Gov. Eddie Calvo.

The recording was put on the Republican governor’s Facebook page and other social media accounts.

Mr. Trump said: “I have to tell you, you have become extremely famous all over the world. They are talking about Guam; and they’re talking about you.” And when it comes to tourism, he added, “I can say this: “You’re going to go up, like, tenfold with the expenditure of no money.”

President Trump to Governor Calvo on North Korea threats: "We are with you 1000%"Video by Eddie Calvo

Mr. Calvo agreed: “It’s a paradise. We got 95 percent occupancy and after all this stuff calm down, we’re going to have 110 percent occupancy.”

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