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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

REP. JENKINS: PRESIDENT TRUMP DESERVES NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

May 2, 2018
Press Release
For Trump’s work to help secure peace on the Korean peninsula

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.

Rep. Jenkins and 17 of his colleagues have asked Nobel Peace Prize Committee Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to consider President Trump for the prize for his efforts. President Trump has brought together the international community to impose successful sanctions on North Korea that “have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.”

“Although North Korea has evaded demands from the international community to cease its aggressions for decades, President Trump’s peace through strength policies have worked and brought peace to the Korean Peninsula. 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 members wrote.

A PDF of the letter is available here. The text is also available below.

Berit Reiss-Andersen
Chair
Nobel Peace Prize Committee
NO-0255 Oslo
Norway

Dear Chair Reiss-Andersen and Members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee:

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 to the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.

Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region. His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history. The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.

On April 20, 2018, North Korea announced it will end its nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile testing programs. On April 27, 2018, North Korea and South Korea announced that they will work toward ending the Korean War, seek to reunify their countries, and that they will begin a process to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has consistently praised the Administration’s work and recently said, “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Although North Korea has evaded demands from the international community to cease its aggressions for decades, President Trump’s peace through strength policies have worked and brought peace to the Korean Peninsula. 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.

Sincerely,