President Trump weighed-in on his possible nomination for the Nobel Peace prize Wednesday, telling reporters the “only prize” he wants is “victory for the world” and a “good deal” to completely denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
The President was speaking with journalists at the White House when he was asked to comment over the recent release of three prisoners detained by the North Korean regime.
“Do you deserve the Nobel prize?” asked one reporter.
“Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” quipped the President.
“You know what I want to do, I want to get it finished,” he added. “The prize I want is victory for the world, not for even here. I want victory for the world because that’s what we’re talking about. That’s the only prize I want.”
Watch the President’s comments above.
HELL FREEZES OVER: Even Liberals Call for Trump NOBEL PRIZE Over Korea
Some members of the mainstream media took a brief hiatus from their non-stop bashing of President Trump Friday, with some going so far as to say the Commander-in-Chief deserves the Nobel Prize over his handling of North Korea’s nuclear program.
Sen. Lindsey Graham -a vocal critic of President Trump- was the first to suggest the award, saying “It’s the biggest change since the end of the hostilities.”
“We’re not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize,” he added.
A prominent reporter for NBC News also mentioned the prize, writing “It is a dangerous world, dominated by outsized personalities who act aggressively on behalf of their nations, including not hesitating to threaten — and even engage in — war. Fortunately, one is President Donald Trump.
“History — and in particular, the American voter — has a way of calling forth the right person to lead at the right time,” said NBC’s Keith Koffler. “Americans can feel assured that they have chosen the right man for the moment.”
“Trump’s big, bad personality is just right for this dangerous world,” he added.
Trump, Xi, Moon and Kim together get my vote for the Nobel Peace Prize.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 27, 2018
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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.