President Donald Trump told Guam's governor during a phone call Friday evening that he was "going to become extremely famous" after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear missiles at the U.S. territory.
Guam's $5 billion economy is fueled mainly by tourism and the United States military, which occupies about 30 percent of the island and is looking to expand.
"You've become extremely famous", he told Mr Calvo of the global news coverage following North Korea's threat.
But amid the reassurances, something seemed... off.
With Guam's safety in the balance, Trump assured the territory's Governor Eddie Calvo: "We are with you 1000%, you are safe".
Calvo posted a video of the conversation to Facebook. Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".
"As far as I'm concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attacks Guam. that they will be met with hell and fury", Calvo said Wednesday on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight". It's such a big story in the news, it just looks like a attractive place. It looks handsome. You know I'm watching.
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Alluding to the threats against Guam, Trump said if North Korea took any steps to even think about an attack, it would have reason to be nervous. The U.S. would require the deployment of ground troops to boost South Korean forces in the region, as well as aircraft carriers to take on North Korea's navy and air force.
So I don't know about everyone else, but an impending missile strike is not exactly what I'm looking for when it comes to an island paradise getaway. The Governor responded that he has never felt so safe and is confident with him at the helm.
Trump is clearly leaning on the old adage that all press is good press, but here's the thing: it's not.
Trump has warned the North that it would "truly regret" attacking the United States, and that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded".
He then reassured Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the USA military is "rock solid".
Well, at least someone is planning.