Republican Lawmakers Say Donald Trump Deserves A Nobel Peace Prize
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 05, 2018,
May 05, 2018, 1:18
They think he should be recognized for his work to end the Korean War and bring peace to the region.
The idea of Trump winning the prize has human rights activists up in arms due to his extensive past with perpetrating discrimination, racism, sexism and xenophobia.
The victor will be announced in October, but the full name of nominees will not be released publicly for 50 years.
Following the meeting between the Korean leaders, Trump had a talk with the South Korean president, following which he had said that "things are going very well".
"Moon, more than perhaps any other world leader, has gone out of his way to flatter Trump".
The Nobel Committee does not publish the list of nominations for the peace prize.
Regardless of the outcome of his actions, Trump's involvement with the Koreas has been based on threats and intimidation - all around very un-peaceful acts.
Trump "had also ratcheted up tensions with North Korea", according to HuffPost.
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. Clearly, this attitude has changed. "White House officials contemplated striking the country, and he and Kim traded insults". Much of the race has been about the candidates trying to prove how much they're like Trump. Trump's blustery tactics deserve recognition.
For these reasons, it will be odd to say the least if Trump is given the award.
The letter has been signed by several lawmakers who are seeking elections as Senators and Governors in various Republican states.
USA president Donald Trump during a joint press conference with Norwegian PM Erna Solberg at the White House in October 2017. 25 år med Nobelprisen" ("Secretary of Peace: "25 years with the Nobel Prize") - in which he expressed regret about the decision to give the prize to Obama, "as it did not achieve what the committee had hoped for".
First point of order would be to clarify that this is an absurd point and that the potential of peace to the region is in spite of Donald Trump's foreign policy jibes at North Korea. "And why are Trump's fans apparently so keen on him winning a Nobel?"