US Lawmakers Nominate Trump For 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ann Santiago
May 5, 2018

President Donald Trump recently referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as honorable. The Norwegian Nobel Committee pointed to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen worldwide diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" and "attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons".

Your cartoon printed Saturday, April 28, suggests that President Trump is demanding a Nobel Peace prize.

Ahead of the rally, the President said he had somewhere better to be than being stuck in a room "with a bunch of fake news liberals who hate me", adding he would rather spend the evening "with my favourite deplorables" - a term Hillary Clinton used in 2016 to describe some of his supporters. 18 House Reps from the Republican party have joined together to nominate Trump for the prize.

President Moon played down a suggestion he himself should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize and said, "President Trump can take the Nobel prize".

The Saturday before, supporters at a MI rally chanted "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel" to a smiling Trump.

"The sanctions have decimated the North Korean financial system and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating desk", the nomination letter said.

"The aversion to giving him the Nobel on the Democratic side is caught up in the aversion to him".

The meeting is highly anticipated for myriad reasons, including the fact Trump and Kim were engaged in a heated war of words only a few months ago. The Nobel nomination committee has been known to give prizes for ongoing developments, so the outcome from the upcoming meeting (s) with the Koreas may not matter, and Trump may in fact rightfully qualify for a Nobel Prize.

That said, many are also pointing out that the collapse of North Korea's nuclear test site probably had some influence on North Korea's announcements. We'll see. ... But I thought it was very generous of President Moon of South Korea to make that statement, and I appreciate it, but the main thing is to get it done.

Luke Messer from IN on Wednesday, May 2, suggested the same IN a letter sent to the Norwegian Nobel committee and it bore signatures of 17 Republicans.

The US and China have been locked in a bitter dispute over tariffs on metals and other products, raising fears of a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

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