Trump Deserves Nobel, Says South Korea's Leader

Moon Jae-in says US president should get any honors for Korean peace
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the DMZ in South Korea on Friday.   (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)

(Newser) – Last week's summit between the leaders of North and South Korea generated lots of chatter about a Nobel Peace Prize for the main players involved. On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made clear who he thinks should get it: "It's President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize," he was quoted as saying, per NPR. Moon made the comment during a Cabinet meeting, in response to a congratulatory letter from the wife of the late South Korean leader Kim Dae-jung.

In the letter, Lee Hee-ho told Moon that his "great work" deserved a Nobel, the same honor her husband received after organizing the first Korean summit back in 2000, notes the Korea Times. Over the weekend, Trump supporters at a rally in Michigan chanted "Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!" as the president talked about the developments. "That's very nice, thank you," he replied. (The North's Kim Jong Un has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if the US promises not to invade.)

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