“You are safe,” Trump says.
“We are with you a thousand percent,” Trump says on the call. “You are safe.”
The phone call took place amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea — with Guam in the crosshairs. After recent news on North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons, Trump warned that “the North would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues its missile threats. North Korea announced shortly after that it was forming a detailed plan to launch missiles toward Guam.
Saturday morning, Trump’s Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly first called Calvo, assuring him that the White House is tracking the North Korea threats and that Guam is well protected, the governor’s office said.
Shortly after, the White House called again, saying the president himself wanted to talk to Calvo.
Calvo took the call at his house, the governor’s office said.