There are four U.S. presidents in history who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, to the chagrin of the left, there could be a fifth.
As amazing news from the Korean peninsula continues to break, it looks increasingly possible that the decades-long hostilities between North and South Korea may finally be resolved in a peaceful manner … and Donald Trump played a major role in the process.
Now, President Trump has been officially nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by over a dozen members of Congress.
“We, the undersigned members of the United States Congress, respectfully nominate President Donald J. Trump to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and bring peace to the region,” states a letter signed by 18 lawmakers.
“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 official nomination letter continues.
“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history.”
Almost nobody predicted that talks in Korea would move as fast as they did, and events have moved so quickly that there is still some doubt about whether or not North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is actually serious about keeping his word.
Nevertheless, Korean officials and even liberals have been forced to admit that Trump played a huge role in what appears to be a promising peace process.
“Clearly, credit goes to President Trump,” the South Korea foreign minister explained last week. “He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one.”
“If President Trump could truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president,” CNN — yes, CNN! — host Erin Burnett admitted back in March. “There is no getting around that.”
Last week, history was made when Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to ever enter South Korea. As part of the peace process, the 1950s-era Korean War was officially declared over by both countries.
Trump was savaged by the media for months after taking a very stern tone with North Korea. His hard-line message was mocked by liberals who openly feared that the president would incite nuclear war.
In fact, it seems that the carrot-and-stick approach has brought precisely the opposite. It turns out that negotiating from a position of strength may have been a pretty good strategy after all. We won’t hold our breath for the Trump-hating left to admit it.
So far, the only U.S. presidents who have received the Nobel Peace Prize are Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
If anything, Obama receiving the honor just months after taking office in 2009 demonstrates that the prize is not nearly as serious or powerful as it once was; still, it would be a great honor and a fitting dish of crow if Trump did actually win.
Many events still need to unfold in Korea for this chance at peace to become permanent, but one thing is clear: The entire Trump presidency so far has shown that “experts” are often incredibly wrong.
They were wrong about Trump losing the election. They were wrong about the economy crashing. And, thankfully, it looks like they might have been dramatically wrong about the best approach to take in regard to North Korea.
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