Some Republican lawmakers have taken an off-hand comment from South Korean President Moon Jae-in - that President Trump can "take the Nobel prize" for helping broker peace between North and South Korea - to heart.
Several prominent House Republicans signed the letter, including Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and several House members who are now running for U.S. Senate.
The endorsement letter was signed by another seventeen House Republicans who could think of "no one more deserving" than President Trump to receive the prestigious award for his "tireless work to bring peace to our world". During a raucous re-election rally in MI on Saturday, the crowd broke out into a chant of "Nobel, Nobel" while Trump was discussing his efforts in North Korea.
Rep. Luke Messer, who is locked in a nasty three-way primary battle with fellow Rep.
The US President believes that his diplomatic style of "maximum pressure" and intimidation did the trick to bring North Korea to the negotiation table. In addition to making us look untrustworthy, this will make North Korea very wary of committing to any deal that allows the U.S.to unilaterally exit if they are in compliance. Joe Donnelly in what is considered one of the most competitive races in the country.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo meets North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un during the 2018 Easter weekend (March 30 - April 2) in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Trump faced the threat from North Korea head-on early in his presidency while dealing with a battery of high-stakes crises at home and overseas.
"I want to be there", he said.
Four U.S. presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.