Republican governors back Trump's nomination for Nobel peace prize

President Donald Trump speaks at the North Side Gymnasium in Elkhart Ind. Thursday

President Donald Trump speaks at the North Side Gymnasium in Elkhart Ind. Thursday

President Donald Trump will, most likely, soon be nominated for and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

McMaster 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". The governors' letter came amid reports from South Korea's Yonhap News Agency that North Korea was canceling a high-level meeting planned between the two countries due to the ongoing military exercises between the USA and South Korea. Luke MesserAllen (Luke) Lucas MesserThese three Democrats are no sure thing in November The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by FICO - Paul Ryan's rough ride WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign rally in Indiana MORE (R-Ind.) formally nominated Trump for the prize for his efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

"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", the letter reads.

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However, when asked what President Obama had done to earn the prize despite leading a two-term presidency that passed without a single day of peace, they were almost speechless. Graham first suggested the Nobel Peace Prize to the president days after both Koreans leaders met for the first time. Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter have won the prize as well.

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

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