Trump: North Korean Threats Will Increase Tourism To Guam

President Trump told the Governor of Guam that the threats from North Korea will boost tourism to the island territory:

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in a phone call made public on Saturday.

The threat by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to create “an enveloping fire” around the tiny United States territory in the Western Pacific will boost Guam tourism “tenfold,” Mr. Trump is heard saying in the recorded conversation with Gov. Eddie Calvo.

The recording was put on the Republican governor’s Facebook page and other social media accounts.

Mr. Trump said: “I have to tell you, you have become extremely famous all over the world. They are talking about Guam; and they’re talking about you.” And when it comes to tourism, he added, “I can say this: You’re going to go up, like, tenfold with the expenditure of no money.”

Mr. Calvo agreed: “It’s a paradise. We got 95 percent occupancy and after all this stuff calms down, we’re going to have 110 percent occupancy.”

The president responded, “You just went to 110, I think.”

Yes, because nothing draws tourism more than the prospect of nuclear holocaust.

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  1. Mark Ivey says:

    I’m surprised he didn’t offer the Governor a Hotel deal..

  2. de stijl says:

    @Mark Ivey:

    Guam isn’t classy enough.

    Unlike Baku Azerbaijan.

  3. JohnMcC says:

    Well, I’ve always believed that if a giant asteroid was shown to be headed towards earth there are some people who would rush to the impact spot for the best seat. So maybe….

  4. al-Alameda says:

    Take a radiation vacation, visit Guam!

    Trump continues to be a national, make that international, embarrassment.

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