Seven United States governors are throwing their full support behind President Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize this week; sending a letter to the Norwegian Committee that called for the Commander-in-Chief to receive the award in 2019.
Led by Governor McMaster of South Carolina, the letter praised the President’s push towards the full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula; saying his administration is clearing the path towards the end of the 68-year-long Korean War.
“We, the undersigned governors of the United States of America, support the nomination of President Donald J. Trump, by members of the United States Congress, to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula after more than 60 years of conflict and division,” write the governors.
“The President’s firm stance against nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, friendship and unity between the two Koreas – and the rest of the world,” the statement adds.
The letter was signed by the governors of South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Guam, Maine, and West Virginia.
Read the full statement here.
IT’S OFFICIAL: President Trump Formally Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Eighteen members of the House of Representatives officially nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday; formally submitting the required paperwork to reward the President for his role in fostering peace on the Korean peninsula.
The GOP legislators -led by Rep. Luke Messer- sent the nomination to the Norwegian Nobel Committee this week, the organization behind the coveted international prize and outlined how Trump directly impacted North Korea’s recent announcement to suspend its nuclear and missile programs.
“Although North Korea has evaded demands from the international community to cease its aggressions for decades, President Trump’s peace through strength policies are working and bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula,” said the letter.
“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 lawmakers added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was the first to call for Trump’s peace prize; saying if North Korea and South Korea formally end the 68-year-long Korean War the President should be at the top of the list.
SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT: ‘Give Donald Trump NOBEL PRIZE’
South Korean President Moon Jae-in threw his support behind President Donald Trump Monday; declaring the Commander-in-Chief should receive the Nobel Prize for his efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.
Moon made the announcement while speaking with senior officials this week following his high-stakes talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un; a historic meeting where both leaders pledged to completely denuclearize the region.
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,” he told government ministers.
His endorsement comes just weeks before President Trump is set to meet Kim, the first face-to-face negotiations between the leaders of the United States and North Korea in history.
“Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!” tweeted the President Monday.
Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018