Trump tells Guam governor: 'We are with you 1000 percent'


"We just need to trust our leaders, pray to God that everything is OK, and this goes away", he added.

Trump continued to exchange pleasantries with Calvo, saying that the governor had "become famous", and suggesting that he would visit the United States territory in the future. "We are with you a thousand percent", the President said. "Frankly, you could have said that about the last three presidents". All over the world they're talking about Guam.

"You don't worry about a thing".

Secretary Erneto Abella, the presidential spokesman, said Philippine embassies and consulates have such plans in emergency cases particularly if these affect the welfare of Filipinos working overseas.

Growing up on an island where destroyers were common sightings and Air Force demonstrations casual entertainment, Ken Villo knew how strategically important Guam was to the US military's presence in the Pacific.

And he told the former hotel magnate, "We have 95 percent occupancy and after all of this stuff calms down we're going to have 110 percent occupancy".

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On Friday, Mr. Trump offered reassurance to residents of Guam, saying "I feel that they will be very safe" despite North Korea's threats.

However, Guam's security agency has issued a fact sheet with advice on what residents should do in the event of a nuclear attack.

He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the U.S. military is "rock solid".

The compounding threats came in a week in which longstanding tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over.

Abella said the government is prepared with contingency plans in case the North Korean government pursues its threat to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of Guam.

Though it's not the first time the island or its neighbors in Asia have dealt with threats from North Korea, Tenorio is confident in the defense systems that have been put in place.