On Friday, after he had doubled and tripled down on his saber-rattling toward North Korea, President Trump called the Governor of Guam, Eddie Baza Calvo. Guam has been threatened by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in response to Trump’s harsh “fire and fury” rhetoric.
Trump began his three-minute call with Calvo by commenting:
“Good morning, good morning. It’s great to speak with you. Good morning. I just wanted to pay my respects, and we are with you 1,000 percent. You are safe. We’re with you 1,000 percent. And I wanted to call you and say hello. How are you?”
Calvo, who is also a Republican, told the president:
“Mr. President, as the governor of Guam representing the people of Guam and as an American citizen, I have never felt more safe or so confident than with you at the helm. So, with all the criticism going on over there from a guy who is being targeted, we need a president like you, so I’m just so thankful. I’m glad you’re holding the helm, sir.”
To that, Trump took a cheap shot at his predecessors:
“They should’ve had me eight years ago, or at least somebody with my thought process because that was the time. Frankly, you could’ve said that for the last three presidents. But you’ll be taken care of.”
But it was what Trump said next that seems most out of place. He suggested that a nuclear standoff would be good for Guam’s tourist industry:
“Eddie, I have to tell you, you’ve become extremely famous. All over the world, they’re talking about Guam, and they’re talking about you, and I think tourism, I can say this, your tourism, you’re going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you … It looks like a beautiful place.”
Yeah, and just imagine how much easier it’ll be to find Guam when it glows day and night, even from space!
As usual, the only thing on Donald Trump’s mind is money. War, death, destruction, and the annihilation of all life on the face of the earth are secondary to Trump’s real god: The almighty dollar.
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