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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 said 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.”
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Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency amid violent clashes between hundreds of protestors in Charlottesville, Va.
The move comes ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the small town to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. Saturday morning, protesters and counter-protesters faced off and kicked and punched, hurled water bottles and deployed chemical sprays against each other.
The declaration by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was made in order to “aid state response to violence” at the rally in the city about 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The city’s manager also declared a local emergency and police ordered people to disperse from the area around the statue, according to The Associated Press.
The “Unite the Right” rally is expected to draw a lot of people from out of town. It follows last month’s Ku Klux Klan rally that drew about 50 Klan members and about 1,000 counter-protesters.
After the violent outbursts, politicians tweeted their disdain at the events in Charlottesville. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the views of the white nationalists “repugnant,” and called for Americans to unite against “this kind of vile bigotry.”