There's a strong precedent for giving the prize to leaders who have worked on nuclear disarmament or peace deals. Much of the race has been about the candidates trying to prove how much they're like Trump.
But as remarkable as the imagery and symbolism have been recently, many analysts point out that it is early - very early indeed - to speculate on the outcome of ongoing negotiations with a regime that has been led with an iron fist by the Kim dynasty for almost 70 years.
"The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table", the letter added, referring to the latest steps taken by South and North Korean leaders to de-escalate. Messer explained, "The peace through strength approach to national security is delivering results, not just in North Korea".
On Monday, Trump mentioned in a tweet the possibility of meeting Jong-un at the border between North and South Korea, where Friday's meeting between Jong-un and Jae-in was held.More news: SEC Files Action to Compel Jay-Z's Testimony in Clothing Company Investigation
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All of that makes the suggestion that Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize completely absurd. During a re-election rally in MI on Saturday, the crowd broke out into a chant of "Nobel, Nobel" while Trump was discussing his efforts in North Korea.
"That's very nice, thank you".
Led by Indiana Representative Luke Messer, 18 of Trump's most ardent supporters in the House of Representatives wrote a letter to the Norwegian Noble Committee on Wednesday, recommending the Republican head of state for his work to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
But, some were sceptical about Trump's chances, including his own son. "And why are Trump's fans apparently so keen on him winning a Nobel? Trump has shown major steps toward delivering peace". He has also threatened North Korea with nuclear attack.
First point of order would be to clarify that this is an absurd point and that the potential of peace to the region is in spite of Donald Trump's foreign policy jibes at North Korea.