Students Oppose Trump Winning Nobel Prize, Can't Name 1 Obama Achievement for Winning Award


The silence speaks volumes.

With plans for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un firming up, talk is actually spreading that the 45th president could be in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize like the one Barack Obama received in 2009.

The difference, of course, would be that Trump actually earned it. And to this day, even Obama supporters can’t quite say why he ever got one.

The conservative website Campus Reform took an opportunity to ask students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, about their opinions on Trump’s prospects for a nod from the committee in Oslo and why they think Obama deserved his own award.

Naturally, almost none thought a Republican warmonger like Trump should ever be awarded the coveted prize.

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But it’s the second half of the video, where the same students are asked why Obama deserved his, that really tells the story.

Check it out here:

At only three minutes long, the whole thing is worth watching, but the real kicker comes about the 1:20 mark, when Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips asks two students the key question about the Obama honor:

Do you think students are conditioned to have one opinion?

“What kind of diplomatic stuff comes to mind when you think of him winning the award?”

The silence that follows is only a few seconds, but it feels like forever before one student asks his buddy for help.

“I don’t know,” the friend answers after another pause. “I’m not even sure what he did to get the award, like, to be honest.”

The whole episode pretty much sums up the anti-Trump #Resistance mindset.

They have a knee-jerk opposition to the idea that anything Trump could do is positive — even the possibility of bringing an official close to the Korean War 65 years after an armistice halted the fighting. The idea that he might end up denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula? Not even worth thinking about.

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They have an equally knee-jerk reaction in favor of Obama, even if their own intelligence can’t provide it.

In an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, Phillips said the interviews were a good example of how so-called higher education is closing the minds of these young men and women.

“It’s absolutely indicative,” he said. “Every campus I go to it’s the same, where students are conditioned. They know the answer they have to give. They know the opinions they’re supposed to have about people on the left and on the right.”

It’s sad, really. They’re conditioned. They know the opinions they’re supposed to have.

But ask for a reason they have them?

The silence speaks volumes.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.