Guam Governor Glad That Trump Will Respond To N. Korea with ‘Fire and Fury’
Guam’s Governor Eddie Calvo said in an interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” says he is glad he has a president who responded in the President Trump has.
The Mayor was referring to Trump’s response to threats from Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, in which he said,
North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Referring to the volatile Kim, Trump said,
He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.
President Trump was roundly criticized by many in the press, and Democrat leaders as “reckless,” but Guam’s leader, who is speaking on behalf of the 200,000 plus citizens on the island, is not among them, telling fill-in host Brian Kilmeade:
As far as I’m concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attacks Guam, attacks Honolulu, attacks the West Coast, that they will be met with hell and fury.
This is similar to Hawaii. So it’s important that as we make decisions that those folks that are in a position of leadership that they understand, too, that war is the last option because not only will tens of thousands of American military forces and dependents be affected by a regional war but because the western Pacific has American soil in it, a couple hundred thousand Americans could get caught in the cross hairs.
A North Korean military spokesman said Wednesday the country would strike Guam, a U.S. territory with a population of over 150,000 that is also home to more than 7,000 military members and their families, if the United States provokes North Korea, according to North Korean state media.Calvo said that he’s confident in Guam’s defense capabilities based on multiple briefings with the military.
I think it’s important to be strong, but at the same time be calm. I’ve had enough briefings with the military, there’s a multilayered defense starting from Korea, Japan as well as in the western pacific as well as our assets here in Guam with the THAAD missile defense system that American communities will be protected.
The governor’s sentiments are echoed by millions of Americans who are proud to have a President willing to say, without equivocation, and in the strongest possible terms, that any attack on Americans and their allied will be met with disproportionate force.
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