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President Trump Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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For Conservative Americans, Nobel Trumps Hollywood on Any Day

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, members of the Norwegian right-leaning Progress Party, nominated President Trump shortly after his history-making summit in North Korea with Kim Jong Un. Multiple sources are attributing the Norwegian support to the document signing, widely considered the first step toward world peace from North Korea.

Halting the War Games

The document signed between the two nations commits them to moving toward a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” according to N.R.K., Norway’s state-run broadcaster. Upon his return from Singapore, AJC reports the President’s comment: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” Trump tweeted again to defend his decision to eliminate “war games,” or joint military exercises, with South Korea. “We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith – which both sides are!” Trump wrote.

A month prior to the nomination by the Norwegians, a group from the U.S. House of Representatives had nominated President Trump for the prize, citing his work to end the Korean War and bring peace to the peninsula, according to CNN. Indiana Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), who is currently running for a Senate seat, sent a letter along with other House colleagues to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. This letter, which included the House’s formal nomination of the President, was written in support of Norway’s decision to nominate President Trump for the Peace Prize.

House Republicans signing the letter included Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Additional signatories included: Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the presumptive Republican nominee for Senate in Tennessee; Rep. Diane Black, who is running for Governor in Tennessee; Rep. Evan Jenkins, who is part of a three-way primary for Senate in West Virginia; Rep. Jim Renacci, who is running for Governor of Ohio; and Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

Uniting the International Community

“[The Trump] Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history,” the Republican lawmakers’ letter continues. “The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table,” as reported by Newstarget.

Donald J. Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize two previous times — first, in 2016, as the Republican candidate for President, and in 2017 after being elected the 45th President of the United States. Bloomberg also reported that, because the deadline for 2018 submissions expired in January, the recent nomination would make him eligible for the 2019 award, next year.

There was no shortage of candidates for the 2018 award. The committee reportedly received a record number of nominations this year, with the submission of 330 candidates. The award decision is made in Oslo, Norway, where worldwide submissions are received from lawmakers, academics, and researchers. While the Norwegian Nobel Committee is chosen by Parliament, their selection of award recipients is independent.

Peace Through Strength for the Win

“Although North Korea has evaded demands from the international community to cease its aggression for decades, President Trump’s peace through strength policies are working and bringing peace to the Korean peninsula. We can think of no one more deserving of the Committee’s recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world,” the letter continues. Ryan Saavedra tweeted the letter’s quote, along with a copy of the letter and signatures.

Sentiments echoed around the world, from the Korean Peninsula to states across America. Moon Jae-In, South Korea’s president, stated he thought President Trump deserves to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The following week, during the Lowell, Massachusetts rally, people started chanting, ”No-bel, No-bel, No-bel!” off and on during the record-attendance rally. While no one can predict the outcome for award recipients, indications are strong that President Donald J. Trump will be a frontrunner for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Rene' Rights / Writer

I am an instinctual writer. From penning Haiku as a teen to taking a couple writing classes in college, I have always sought to express myself through the written word. Now that I enjoy early retirement, I turn to every platform I can to support President Trump’s agenda.
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