"Mr. President, as the governor of Guam.and as an American citizen, I have never felt more safe or confident with you at the helm", Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R) said, according to a video posted to his Facebook page.
"We're going to do a great job, don't worry about a thing", Trump then added. Governor Eddie Calvo during a press briefing on Friday told everyone to remain calm and enjoy the weekend. On Aug. 11, he said that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea continue its threats.
North Korean military on Thursday said it would prepare a plan by mid-August to strike Guam, a USA island territory in the Western Pacific, with intermediate missiles. "They're leaders discussing a rise in fame and tourism, while the world is watching our island carefully to see if we'll still be here tomorrow".
The North's official KCNA news service, for its part, accused Trump in an editorial of "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war", calling the USA "the heinous nuclear war fanatic".
"If caught outside, do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you". We are a safe family destination.
While the rest of the world anxious about nuclear war, President Donald Trump found a silver lining to his ongoing feud with North Korea.
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We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great. "You should see the size of their missiles". Trump added that he hopes to increase the US military budget "by many billions of dollars".
The U.S. was positioned to defend an attack, but not to launch one at short notice without substantial consequences, the official added.
"Listening to that call left me feeling disgusted", said Andrea Nicole Grajek, a local artist from Dededo village.
I just got off the phone with Chief of Staff General John Kelly and with the President of the United States of America. "The wonderful island of Guam is very well protected".
In addition to the U.S. military bases, Guam is also equipped with the sophisticated THAAD weapons system which is capable of destroying intermediate-range missiles in the final phase of flight.
The threats of possible aggression against Guam - often referred to as the "tip of spear" - have become a focal point of debate about the presence of United States military forces on the island.