President Donald Trump’s closest Republican allies in Congress have nominated him for this year’s Noble Peace Prize, giving him credit for pressuring North Korea into accepting a possible denuclearization.
Led by Indiana Representative Luke Messer, 18 of Trump’s most ardent supporters in the House of Representatives wrote a letter to the Norwegian Noble Committee on Wednesday, recommending the Republican head of state for his work to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
“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 read.
The lawmakers hailed, in particular, Trump’s spearheading of “one of the most successful international sanctions regime in history” to prevent Pyongyang from advancing its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
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