When asked earlier this month whether he deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in thawing relations with North Korea, President Donald Trump gave the most Donald Trump answer ever: “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it.”
OK, so maybe not “everyone” thinks he should get the honor, but there are certainly plenty who do, including South Korea President Moon Jae-in, as well as 18 Republicans, who stated their case in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Now we can add a former U.S. president to the list:
‘If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.’
That’s a big if, of course, but Jimmy Carter, a Nobel laureate himself, told Politico in a podcast on Tuesday “it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.”
A summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore is expected to take place within weeks, and if it should happen, it will mark the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.