With news of North Korea’s plans to perform a missile strike on Guam in August, politicians of America rose to show their dedication not to let that happen.
Aside from President Trump’s statements that warn North Korea not to play games, James Mattis and others also joined in to support him.
Here is what Trump noted on the entire development:
“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. He has been very threatening beyond a normal statement. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
However, not everyone agrees with the POTUS’ statements. An U.S. Army Four-Star General (Ret.) Wesley Clark noted the President’s words were much alike a “schoolboy rhetoric.”
As a result, Eddie Calvo, the governor of Guam, stepped out with a statement of his own:
“We have right now we got 160,000 American citizens in this island, 50,000 American citizens in the Northern Marianas. And any given day, we’ve got 10-15,000 tourists enjoying our shores. And we encourage everyone to go through their lives and live them like they would any other day.
At the same time, we have our civil government working in collaboration with the military regional command here, that is prepared for any type of contingency.”
Afterwards, he was asked how he feels about Trump’s remarks to respond in “fire and fury” to North Korea’s threats. Here is what he said:
Calvo said, in part, “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.”
Now, that’s something we can all relate to, wouldn’t you agree?