Charlottesville, Virginia — If there’s one thing that Charlottesville Virginia does not have to worry about while the tiny city is in the cross hairs of white supremacists, it’s tourism, President Trump told the State's governor in a phone call made public on Saturday.
The threat by white supremacists to create “an environment of white supremacy” around the United States city will bolster Virginia's tourism “tenfold,” Mr. Trump said in the recorded conversation with Gov. Terry Mcauliffe.
The recording was put on the 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 Virginia; 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.”
The president responded, “You just went to 110, I think.”
Efforts to reach the White House on Saturday for comment were not immediately successful.
Mr. Trump added of Guam: “It just looks like a beautiful place.” He then told Virginia's Governor: “You don’t have to worry about a thing. They should have had me eight years ago, somebody with my thought process.”
He added, “And frankly, you could’ve said that for the last three presidents.”
Correction: The President did not actually say that the threat of White Supremacists would be good for Virginia's tourism...he said that the threat of a nuclear strike would be good for Guam's tourism