Trump was nominated for the Nobel peace prize
- Author: Joey Payne May 04, 2018,
May 04, 2018, 9:43
More than a dozen House Republicans, led by Rep. Luke Messer, formally nominated the president in a letter sent to the Nobel Committee on Wednesday.
"The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table", the nomination letter stated. The Wadsworth congressman was the only Ohioan to sign the letter.
Messer and his Republican colleagues say President Trump deserves the honor for his work to end the Korean War. Those on the five-person committee are able to add additional names to the list after the nomination is closed, but that meeting had already happened by the time people began to call for Trump to receive the prize.
However the upcoming discussions between the U.S. and North Korea turn out, regardless of whether one is Republican, Democrat or independent, the United States president's historic initiative to denuclearize the Korean peninsula deserves this recognition. This speech was meant to fix relations between the Muslim world and the U.S. Damages he blamed on President Bush. The victor will be named in October, however, President Trump's nomination is for the following year.
Messer first pushed for Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in March, but following recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, Messer and House lawmakers chose to formally nominate Trump. On Monday, South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, said he felt the same.
Three days later in the Oval Office, Trump returned to the topic, saying it was "very generous" of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to suggest the USA leader - rather than himself - was deserving of the prestigious prize. 18 House Reps from the Republican party have joined together to nominate Trump for the prize.
Once the mountain over North Korea's nuclear test sites collapsed, the little Rocketman dictator was eager to smile, play nice and meet South Korea's president at the DMZ.
Trump "had also ratcheted up tensions with North Korea", according to HuffPost. "Trump has shown major steps toward delivering peace".
ICYMI asks members of the public whether Donald Trump deserves an award as prestigious as the Nobel Peace Prize after it was revealed the US President was on the 2019 shortlist.
That's not the tone CBS News took when President Obama won the award in his first few weeks in office.