During a phone call Friday with Eddie Baza Calvo, the Republican governor of the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, Trump said that the attention would boost tourism “tenfold” — even as he continued to escalate rhetoric against North Korea. In talking about the heightened international attention to the island, Margaret Metcalfe, director of Calvo’s Washington office, said: “None of this is good publicity.”
“I’m just saying that is the result of what’s happening. Nobody asked for it. Nobody wanted it. It happened,” she told The Washington Post on Saturday, adding: “We pray day and night. … And we hope that calmness prevail and balance prevail. We certainly don’t what to do anything that would put our families at risk.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to fire a missile to land near Guam, a strategic U.S. military base.
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Asked about the president’s positive tourism assessment amid escalating nuclear threats, Metcalfe described Trump as an outside thinker and said tourists are continuing to visit Guam.Read more at WashingtonPost