On Wednesday, North Korea said it plans to strike Guam in mid-August with a missile attack.
The threat from North Korea came amid comments made by President Donald Trump about the East Asian nation. On Tuesday, the commander in chief took the war of words to a whole new level:
“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.”
Massive backlash followed the president's comments. One critic — U.S. Army Four-Star General (Ret.) Wesley Clark — called the president's remarks “schoolboy rhetoric.”
But how does Eddie Calvo, the governor of Guam, feel about what the president said?
During an interview with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade (who was filling in for Tucker Carlson), Calvo made it clear where he stands, saying:
"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."
After talking more about Guam's readiness to respond, Kilmeade asked Calvo how he feels about Trump's “fire and fury” comments on North Korea.
The governor's answer was a far cry from criticism.
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.”
Gov. Calvo, everybody.