Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo (R) said President Trump was correct to threaten a furious response to any attack on U.S. sovereign soil, but warned that warmongering on its own is dangerous.
Trump said earlier that an attack on the United States would be met with “fire and fury.”
Calvo said that the 160,000 people of Guam – who are American citizens – are “concerned” but that “there is no panic” on the island.
“We encourage everyone to go through their lives and live them like you would any other day,” Calvo said.
“As far as I’m concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attack Guam, attack Honolulu, attack the west coast, they will be met with Hell and fury,” he said.
But, Calvo also blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for apparently being open to an all-out conflict in the western Pacific.
Graham said on CBS News that he does not want a war with North Korea, but “if there’s going to be a war, it’s going to be in the [Pacific] region.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 9, 2017
“War is the last option,” Calvo said, adding that many people in the States overlook the hundreds of thousands of people on American soil in Micronesia and Polynesia.
Calvo reiterated his call for calm, remarking that it’s not the first time Kim Jong-un has threatened Guam or Hawaii.
He also noted Guam is home to a THAAD missile defense system and thousands of American troops at the Andersen base, who are prepared for what may come.
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