Republicans nominate Trump for Nobel Peace prize
Eighteen House Republicans have formally nominated President Donald Trump for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, by sending a letter to Norwegian Nobel committee, for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. Indiana Representative Luke Messer spearheaded the initiative. Till now, the committee has received 330 nominees for the 2018 edition of the award whose winners will be announced later. White House hasn't commented on the nomination yet.
"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," read the letter. South Korean President Moon Jae-in also said Trump should receive the honor.
While Messer attributed Trump's 'diplomacy' for ending decades-long Korean war, Democratic Representative, Steven Cohen tweeted, "He is a shameless self-promoter who learned at the knee of the villianous (sic) Roy Cohn!" Not to forget, Trump posted tweets like, "my nuclear button is bigger than yours," and "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely," in the past.
Trump’s Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize Was Apparently Forged. Twice. https://t.co/S9TAdhdbKR you think he directed his people to start the “Nobel” chant? He is a shameless self promoter who learned at the knee of the villianous Roy Cohn!— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) May 2, 2018
If Trump is felicitated, he will be the fifth US President after Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, to win the Nobel Peace Prize.