Trump Formally Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

According to this: A group of 18 Republican lawmakers have signed their names to a letter formally nominating President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize — the latest development in a growing push to award the president the honor for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula.

The letter, sent by Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind. to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday, and signed by 17 other members, says Trump has worked “tirelessly to apply maximum pressure to North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region.”

“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history,” the letter says. “The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.”

The letter is signed by 17 other members, including Reps Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Steve King, R-Iowa.

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The nomination is for the 2019 prize, as the 2018 award nomination period ended in February. According to the Nobel Prize’s website, a nomination is considered valid if submitted by persons in certain categories — including “members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of state.” There are 330 candidates for the 2018 prize, which will be announced in October.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also offered his possible support for a Trump Nobel prize on Sunday, saying on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that if things work out, Trump deserves the award.

“President Trump, if he can lead us to ending the Korean War after 70 years and getting North Korea to give up their nuclear program in a verifiable way deserves the Nobel Peace Prize and then some,” Graham said.

However, he also recognized just how controversial such an award would be among Trump opponents.

“It may be the first time the Nobel Peace Prize was given and there was mass casualties because I think a lot of liberals would kill themselves if they did that,” he joked.