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LePage joins GOP governors in recommending Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

16 May 2018

LePage and six fellow governors wrote to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen this week, citing what they called Trump's "transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula".

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is joining the push to get President Donald Trump a Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump tweeted Thursday that he would be meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12.

"Though he has only been in office one year, President Trump has achieved an unprecedented victory for global peace and security".

The letter was signed by the governors of South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Guam, Maine, and West Virginia.

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Trump is expected meet with Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June, a first for a sitting US president.

"The Nobel Committee should act quickly in affirming President Trump's nomination and should give him the Nobel Peace Prize, which he certainly deserves", Ivey wrote.

"After almost two decades of gridlock and global anxiety surrounding North Korea's nuclear program, we are now, at last, on the precipice of peace".

When Phillips asked if they thought Obama should receive the award, students said yes but struggled to articulate why they thought the former president should have received the award.

Governors are not listed among those who can officially make Nobel nominations, according to the organization's website.

LePage joins GOP governors in recommending Trump for Nobel Peace Prize