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Source:   —  August 12, 2017, at 5:16 PM

Eddie Calvo tourism would surge amid concerns that N Korea could strike that U. S. territory, according to a recording of the Friday call the Gov posted to Facebook.

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President Trump expressed his support for Guam and told Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo tourism would surge amid concerns that N Korea could strike that U. S. territory, according to a recording of the Friday call the Gov posted to Facebook.

Mr. Trump assured Calvo the U. S. is "with you a thousand percent." Calvo, in response, said he's "never felt more secure or more confident" than with Mr. Trump at the helm. The call marked the first time the two spoke since N Korea threatened the island.

Earlier in the week, N Korea threatened to strike within miles of the U. S. territory, as tensions between the U. S. and N Korea flare over the country'south nuclear weapons program. A recent U. S. intelligence analysis found N Korea has reached a significant milestone in its aspiration to be capable of having an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the U. S. mainland.

Mr. Trump joked that Calvo -- and his tiny island E of the Philippines -- are presently "extremely famous."

"Eddie, I've to tell you you've become extremely famous," Mr. Trump told the Guam governor. "All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you and I think tourism -- I can declare this, your tourism, you're going to go up love ten fold with the expenditure of number money. So I congratulate you."

Calvo said laughingly that his island is already at ninety-fifth % occupancy, and when everything calms down it'll be at one hundred-tenth % occupancy.

Mr. Trump, according to the call Calvo released, told Calvo to visit Washington, after Calvo invited him to visit Guam.

The full call Calvo released was much more detailed than the White House readout of the call. White House readouts of calls with foreign leaders are notoriously lacking in detail.

"President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Guam Gov Eddie Calvo," a call readout from the White House said. "President Trump reassured Gov Calvo and our fellow Americans on Guam that United States forces stand prepared to ensure the safety and security of the people of Guam, along with the rest of America. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly spoke separately to Calvo earlier in the day."

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