In more unbelievable news from the right, The Hill reported that 18 House Republicans just nominated President Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize. While this may be his third nomination, it is the only one that came from real people that exist.
In February of this year, the New York Times reported that Oslo police in Norway are investigating not one, but two forged nominations for Trump. The investigator reported that when asked, the individuals who supposedly nominated Trump said they never did any such thing.
This time, however, Trump has been nominated for real. A group of 18 House Republicans saw to that. They sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee today.
The Republicans in question think Trump deserves the prize for his efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
“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,” stated the letter, written by Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.)
Like everything in this administration, this is all very confusing. It hasn’t been that long ago that Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un traded insults. Remember Rocket Man? White Houe officials even reportedly considered a strike on the country.
Yet now 18 Republicans think Trump should win the ultimate prize given to peacekeepers around the globe.
Messer announced that he would nominate Trump last week, after the meeting between Kim Jung Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. After the meeting, the leaders of the war-torn countries announced that they would enter into official talks with the U.S. to formally end the Korean War.
In 1953, the two countries signed an armistice, which ended the active fighting in the region. But a formal peace treaty was never signed.
North and South Korea have been in a perpetual state of war since then.
Trump is set to meet with Kim at the end of May or perhaps June. This meeting will mark the first time in history a sitting U.S. president met with a leader from North Korea.
Less than a year into his term, in 2009, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee pointed to, “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
It must be driving Trump insane that Obama so easily got something he can’t even win by cheating.