Conservative Republicans seeking posts suggest Nobel Peace Prize for Trump

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South Korea also said Monday that it will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.

"It's surreal in the sense that it's clearly premature to be talking about giving anybody a Nobel Peace Prize", said Aaron David Miller, a former United States diplomat and negotiator in several Democratic and Republican administrations.

Recent sanctions by the USA administrations have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table, the Congressmen said in a letter to Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

One of the reasons for this is that Trump's new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un secretly three weeks ago.

And in the wake of the meeting between Moon and Kim work began along the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas to remove the propaganda speakers that have blared music and propaganda across the contested border for more than 60 years.

The date and venue for the proposed meeting between Trump and Kim are still being worked on.

Now there is no such outrage for Trump's nomination. The final selection of a Nobel Peace Prize candidate would not be concluding as early as the beginning of May.

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The Nobel committee operates under aegis of the government of Norway, but a 2009 justice department memo says the prize and accompanying $1.4m award does not qualify as a "emolument" from a foreign power, as the committee is independent from the government.

That hasn't stopped Trump or some of his supporters from taking up the idea with gusto. The Trump Organization has said that it has given all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. treasury. "The main thing, we want to get peace", Trump told reporters.

In Washington's fevered political climate, in which "it's virtually impossible for one party to give credit to the other", Trump's personality and "inability to think about the "we" rather than just the "me" is further reinforcing the antagonism, Miller said.

The president's fans clearly feel the same, with the crowd at a rally in MI last Saturday chanting "Nobel, Nobel" as the president discussed the situation in North Korea.

Next year could be a different story, although many experts have cautioned that the Korean peace process will be a long, complicated process that can't be settled in a single summit.

Although a group of President Trump's Republican supporters in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in May 2018 nominating the President for a Nobel Peace Prize, that organization has neither voted on nor announced their 2018 selection.

The letter stated North Korea has ignored worldwide calls for to stop its aggressions however that Trump's "peace by means of power insurance policies are working" and bringing North Korea to the negotiating desk.

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