Merkel doesn't speak for United States on North Korea

Elias Hubbard
August 12, 2017

"And I also want to remind the national media that Guam is American soil, and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marinas", he said. The island, roughly the size of Chicago and home to about 160,000 people, is about 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea. Good morning. I just wanted to pay my respects, and we are with you 1,000 percent. He doesn't talk so much anymore. All over the world they're talking about Guam. It looks lovely, you know I'm watching...it's such a big story in the news. "You can't do that with people like us".

The conversation ended with each of the men inviting the other to visit. "I was so shocked I was actually crying".

Trump reciprocated the sentiment and suggested that the stalemate between the USA and North Korea could have had a different outcome, had he been the president in years past. An attack or threat on Guam is a threat or attack on the United States.

An American territory that hosts a significant military contingent, Guam has found itself in the crosshairs of a geopolitical feud sparked by Donald Trump promising "fire and fury" in response to further threats. I think it's important to be strong, but at the same time be calm.

Mr. Underwood, a former Guam delegate to Congress, said Guam should find a way to take advantage of its relationship with the federal government if the island continues as the platform to project the United States' military power in Asia.

"With all the criticism that's going on over there, from a guy that's being targeted, we need a president like you". So I'm just so thankful. "I'm glad you're holding the helm, sir".

"Tourism, I can tell you this - tourism, you're going to go up like 10-fold with the expenditure of no money so I congratulate you", Mr Trump is heard saying on a speakerphone in a video posted to Facebook by Guam's Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. Don't worry about a thing.

President Donald Trump says German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not speak for the USA on North Korea.

The phone call follows the President's latest tweet in which he wrote the military is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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