Thursday, 3 May 2018

No one deserves Nobel Peace Prize more than Trump, say Republicans who nominated him



A group of Republicans has nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to ease nuclear tensions between North and South Korea.
 
Should Mr Trump receive the honour, he would be the fifth US president to do so, joining Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.


In a letter spearheaded by Luke Messer, who is running for the Senate in Indiana, 18 members of the House of Representatives assert that the US President should "receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearise the Korean peninsula and bring peace to the region".


The group includes several other politicians who are also running for governor or senator in Republican-leaning states or strongholds.


The letter said the Trump administration had successfully united the international community, including China, in imposing strict sanctions which had "decimated the North Korean economy and have largely been credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table".


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent pledges to freeze nuclear and long-range missile tests have fed hopes of a historic turning point in the region.


While the politicians conceded North Korea had made and broken promises before, they argued "President Trump's peace-through-strength policies are working and bringing peace to the Korean peninsula".


"We can think of no one more deserving of the committee's recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world," they added.





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