Congressman Messer: Trump Should Get Nobel Prize If Deal Is Made With North Korea
INDIANAPOLIS -- After an announcement Thursday evening that President Trump would be meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un, Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) released a statement saying if North Korea gets rid of its nukes, "President Trump should be well on his way to his own Nobel Peace Prize."
In a release from his office, Messer added, "Meaningful talks would be more progress than we saw during the entire Obama Administration. President Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for being a charming presidential candidate. If North Korea disarms, President Trump's Nobel Peace Prize would be well deserved.”
Kim asked for an invitation to meet President Trump in a letter delivered by South Korean officials at the White House yesterday. Before the announcement, Kim said he would stop any further nuclear testing.
In an interview with Tony Katz on 93 WIBC in Indianapolis, Messer says it would be a "major step in the right direction" if North Korea ends its nuclear program.
"People underestimate this President," says Messer. "It's unconventional the way [Trump] tweets, but it is major progress that North Korea is even talking about coming to the table."
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