House Republicans nominate President Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) — Supporters within the House of Representatives have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
According to CNN, Indiana’s Rep. Luke Messer spearheaded the nomination, writing a formal letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Messer and his Republican colleagues say President Trump deserves the honor for his work to end the Korean War.
“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,” the letter reads.
Those joining Messer include Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rep. Steve King of Iowa. Six of the signatories are seeking higher office, including 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’s running for governor of Ohio; and Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.
According to CNN, if Trump were to win the award, he would be the fifth American president to do so.
Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are all Nobel winners.
The White House has not yet responded to the letter or nomination.