"Please say hello to the people of Guam, give them my highest respect and regards, and I will see you". The island, roughly the size of Chicago and home to about 160,000 people, is about 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea.
"Listening to that call left me feeling disgusted", said Andrea Nicole Grajek, a local artist from Dededo village.
Trump said: "It's great to speak with you". "You are safe." Chief of Staff, John Kelly, had also called Calvo, promising him that the White House is "tracking the North Korea threats and that Guam is well protected". He doesn't talk so much anymore. "And again, it looks like just a handsome place". "I was so shocked I was actually crying".
"I wish there would be less partisanship up there, this is a time of threats to the United States", said Calvo.
The statement followed a tweet by President Trump praising what he described as the growing USA nuclear arsenal, adding, "Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!" "My opinion is the American military presence. has made Guam a target most of all".
"His bellicose statements will not make our nation any safer and will only further elevate tensions between the United States and North Korea ..." Guam now hosts major American military might like a bomber fleet and a missile defense system. Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".
"I think we should get more out of this relationship than what we are getting now", he said.
"I'm just saying that is the result of what's happening".
Trump responded, "Well, you're right about that, but unfortunately, you know, we're living with a very obstructionist group, but maybe that will change". "So I'm just so thankful, and I'm glad you're holding the helm, sir". You don't have to worry about a thing. "And even if they could successfully target us, the USA military installations here have defense capabilities which I feel pretty confident would keep anything from actually hitting us".
The phone call follows the President's latest tweet in which he wrote the military is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely".