Reports are claiming that eighteen members of the House of Representatives have officially nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. The request was formally submitted through paperwork to reward the president for his role in fostering peace on the Korean peninsula.
Those who nominated President Trump for the prize are all Republican lawmakers. Representative Luke Messer was the leader of this effort and sent the nomination to the Norwegian Nobel Committee this week. The request to provide Trump with the prize outlined exactly how they believe Trump helped to bring about the suspension of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
“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,” said the letter, according to one website.
“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,” the lawmakers added.
CNN writes that, according to the lawmakers, Trump has worked "tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region."
Several members of the Freedom Caucus, including Mark Meadows and Steve King, signed the request.
According to CNN, if Trump wins the award then he would be the fifth American president to be awarded the honor. Other presidents to win the award include Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama. During the raucous re-election rally, in Michigan on Saturday, the crowd broke into a chant, "Nobel! Nobel!"
The chant came as President Trump was discussing his efforts in North Korea. President Trump smiled at the chant and said, "Thank you, that is very nice."
The White House hasn't yet responded to news of the nomination.
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