Days after US President Donald Trump's name emerged for the Nobel Peace Prize, a group of Republicans from the US House of Representative has sought the prestigious prize for Trump for his efforts towards easing tensions with North Korea which till recently pursued reckless nuclear ambitions, Associated Press reported.
Republican Rep. Luke Messer of IN sent a letter to the Nobel Prize Committee formally nominating the president, stating Trump was bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula via his "peace through strength policies".
There had been whispers that the president would be nominated after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the bridge into the demilitarized zone with South Korea in a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week.
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For these reasons, it will be odd to say the least if Trump is given the award. "It's because the last American president they didn't like won one in his first year on the job just for showing up".
According to an article from Dallas News, "The Peace Prize generally goes to people with a record of conciliation or mediation of conflict, rather than - as the US lawmakers put in the Trump nomination letter - "peace through strength" policies".
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"Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region", the letter reads.
Middle Tennessee Republican Congressional member Diane Black hopes to be Governor, and touting the President is one of the vehicles to do that. I think giving Trump the peace prize at this point is premature.
At a campaign rally in MI at the weekend he was greeted by supporters chanting "No-bel!" It took just an hour for the voting to make its way around the famous "Circle of Nobels" with a clear majority for US President Donald Trump. "That's very nice", a smiling Mr Trump responded.
The two Koreas had been engaged in Cold War-era psychological warfare since the North's fourth nuclear test in early 2016.
"For his staunchest opponents, by contrast, the actions of the young administration, Trump's rejection of numerous pillars of multilateralism, and his bombastic style and vituperations should disqualify him from the Nobel race".