In a historic first, North Korea is now taking steps to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Also, the two Korean countries, which have technically remained at war for decades, are seeking a permanent, legal end to the conflict.
The initiative was made possible by the unrelenting pressure President Trump put on the country and its regional powers. Calls for Trump to win a Nobel Peace Prize are now growing louder as seven governors wrote a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee recommending the U.S. President for consideration.
Per Washington Examiner:
Seven Republican governors are backing President Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts with North Korea.
Led by South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, the governors sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Monday urging it to consider Trump for the 2019 award.
In addition to McMaster, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Maine Governor Paul LePage, and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice also signed the letter.
“After nearly two decades of gridlock and global anxiety surrounding North Korea’s nuclear program, we are now, at last, on the precipice of peace,” the governors said in the letter. “There is but one new variable: President Donald J. Trump and his successful policy of security through strength. There is no one more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.”
“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,” they also said.
As Washington Examiner also reports, the governors now join eighteen members of Congress who have recommended Trump to win the award. Check it out:
Led by Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., the Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Wednesday outlining the actions Trump has taken to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program and commit to a denuclearized Korean peninsula.
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“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,” the Republicans wrote. “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.”
Calls for Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize may soon come from his former 2016 presidential opposition, Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview, she said she would join those saying he deserves the award, should he reach a positive and verifiable outcome.
Per NTK Network:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she would “join” those saying that President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, if peace on the Korean Peninsula is achieved.
During an interview with Australia ABC News on Monday, Leigh Sales asked Clinton whether she agrees with the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize if peace is achieved on the Korean Peninsula.
“It’s too soon to tell,” she said. “You know, look, if there is a positive outcome that can be verified particularly with respect to the North Korean nuclear program that has built-in safeguards so that it is sustainable, not a one-off announcement at a summit, I will join in the applause. Because that is something that will be good for the world, if it can be brought about.”