CNN host Chris Cuomo suggested on Friday’s “New Day” that after the historic agreement between North and South Korea, President Donald Trump might deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.
“If you take it at its best possible result,” Cuomo said of the deal, “President Obama got a Nobel Peace award for a lot less.”
That prize might be closer than Cuomo expects. Amid all the praise for President Donald Trump’s role in prompting the agreement, Rep. Luke Messer’s (R-Ind.) office announced on Friday that the Indiana lawmaker started gathering congressional support for a formal nomination.
“We are seeing unprecedented progress toward peace, and it’s a direct result of President Trump’s strong leadership,“ Messer said in the announcement. Messer called in March for Trump to receive the prize, saying it would be ”well-deserved.”
Messer, like to Cuomo and others, suggested that Trump should receive the prize since he accomplished more than prize recipient and former President Barack Obama:
If talks with North Korea lead to concrete action, @realDonaldTrump should be well on his way to a Nobel Peace Prize, and unlike President Obama, this time it would be well deserved. https://t.co/iCHjjbCT0k
— Rep. Luke Messer (@RepLukeMesser) March 8, 2018
“President Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for being a charming presidential candidate,” he said in a separate statement.
Messer’s announcement came as others, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), credited the president for the historic agreement. Both North Korea and South Korea reportedly agreed to end their decades-long war and work towards denuclearizing the peninsula, a decision Trump celebrated on Twitter:
KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018