After the recent historic meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, there has been much talk of the level of credit Donald Trump deserves for this diplomatic breakthrough.
At a rally in Michigan on Saturday, Trump claimed personal credit for "all of it" and the crowd shouted "Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!"
As in the Nobel Peace Prize.
Turns out others agree, as 18 Republican members of the House on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nobel Committee officially nominating Trump for the honor.
Moments ago, Rep. Diane Black released her and several other members of Congress's nomination of President Donald J. Trump to the Nobel committee for the Nobel Peace Prize. pic.twitter.com/edlwU7TAlS
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The letter reads:
“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history," the letter says. “The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table." “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," the letter says. “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."
According to the Nobel Committee's website, "qualified nominators" for the Nobel Peace Prize include “members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of state."
This nomination would be for the 2019 prize.