Shock of shocks, but the far left-wing Nobel Peace Prize Committee has allowed the nomination of President Donald Trump to win a Prize for his efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula!
Unfortunately the deadline for submission of nominees for the 2018 prize is already passed, so the nomination will have to be for the 2019 prizes. But, according to Western Journalism, the committee is discussing his nomination nonetheless.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen are members of Norway’s governing Progress Party and nominated the U.S. president the day after the Singapore summit, according to the Norwegian government-owned broadcaster NRK.
“What’s going on now is historic,” Per-Willy told NRK, according to Bloomberg. “A process is underway to ensure world peace in the future. It’s a fragile process, but we must of course do what we can to help this process bring good results.”
The lawmakers also told Norwegian news agency NTB that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea,” The Associated Press reported.
As far as South Korean President Moon Jae-in is concerned, Trump deserves the prize for his efforts to bring a lasting, nuclear-free peace in the region.
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize” Moon reportedly said. “What we need is only peace.”
Also, in January, Moon said that Trump “deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks. It could be a resulting work of the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure.”
A group of Republicans have also called for Trump to be nominated for the prize:
Following the South Korean president’s informal nomination, a group of 18 Republican members of Congress signed their names to a letter formally nominating Trump for the prize in May.
The letter was sent by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana to the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Wednesday and signed on to by 17 other House GOP members, including Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and Steve King of Iowa to name some.
In the letter, the lawmakers commend Trump for working “tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region.”
“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most international sanctions regimes in history,” which “have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table,” they said.
If he were to win the prize, Trump would not be the first president to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter also won the prize.
Of course, Barack Obama was also infamous for winning the prize just because he had some good intentions of doing nice things for peace. Then Obama went on to become the president who bombed more nations than any president since World War II. So, he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.