President Trump Worthy of Nobel Prize if NKorea Negotiations Succeed
Tuesday, former US President Jimmy Carter declared that he believes President Donald Trump is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize if negotiations with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un are successful.
That assessment from Mr. Carter, a Nobel laureate himself, came in an interview Tuesday,
“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,” Mr. Carter said. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.”
But Mr. Carter, who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
And he noted the erratic behavior on the part of NKorea is not a surprise.
He said, “I think that the next mediator, next negotiator, maybe President Trump, I hope will reassure them that we’re willing to give up some of those things the threat of attack on them and to lift the embargo. That would be a cheap price, in my opinion, to pay for a cessation of their nuclear program.”
Mr. Carter recently delivered the commencement address to graduates of Liberty University in Virginia, where he alluded to the nuclear tension over NKorea and Iran.
He said the example of Jesus Christ shows we need to learn “to get along with our potential enemies, instead of how we can prevail in combat.”