TN Republicans among those seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Trump

03 May, 2018, 20:17 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz actually nominated Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize

US President Donald Trump has been formally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and bookies have made him the favourite to win it.

The letter says "The president has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure to North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region".

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.

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.

Early this week, Trump told reporters that he is focused on achieving peace in the region. For the 2018 award, there are 330 candidates; the victor will be announced in October.

As global leaders continue to wait and see if North Korea will stop its nuclear weapons program, it still may not be enough to make the world safer.

No day goes past sans a sensational news about POTUS Trump.


Although the letter constituted a formal nomination, it was not the first suggestion that Trump might, or should, win a Nobel Peace Prize.

But backers occasionally reveal their choice of nomination for the award, as is the case with Trump's 2019 recommendation.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also endorses Trump winning the award. "What we need is only peace".

Awarding Trump with the prize could also rectify the controversial selection of President Barack Obama in 2009, as many USA conservatives see it. Obama had just taken office and had not made any significant achievements in foreign policy at the time.

During the latter part of 2017, Pyongyang exchanged warlike threats with Trump, who famously used the nickname "Rocket Man" in reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in tweets as well as in an address to the United Nations general assembly in September, where he also threatened to "totally destroy" the communist state.

Messer added, "If the Nobel Peace Prize means anything, President Trump should have a great shot at getting it". This disregards entirely the idea that North Korea had only developed missiles that could react to a strike from the U.S. in the first place and that the Korean war was exacerbated by USA led United Nations intervention, which eventually led to the splitting of the Korean peninsular and the stand-off between the north and the U.S. since.

Beyond Obama, three other U.S. presidents have received the award: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.

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