The current president of the United States was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at a rally in Washington, Michigan, which he attended in lieu of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Apparently, his supporters were shouting this particular mantra in response to the progress in relations between North and South Korea, but we aren’t quite sure what the president had to do with the Panmunjom Declaration.
What’s more, House Republicans have backed the chants with action and have officially nominated the president for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He wasn’t present at the meeting, did not coordinate or facilitate the meeting, nor did he nor his administration have any hand in the drafting of the peace declaration.
So why should he get the Nobel?
Somehow, we don’t think it makes sense to award a peace prize to a man who strong-armed his way into negotiations by threatening extinction upon an entire population that has already been crippled by longstanding sanctions.
However, it is true that South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that the president deserves the prize, however, the very language Moon used to decline his own nomination for the prize is in itself evidence of just how much he himself deserves it:
“It’s President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace.”
In many ways, this seems to us a clever and strategic flattery meant to further ingratiate the president and help insure, as much as one can, his continued participation and cooperation in peace negotiations.
After all, we all know how much the president enjoys recognition and attention, and how much he adores being the best; what better way to appease him than for Moon to voluntarily proclaim himself second to a man who had virtually nothing to do with the situation aside from endangering the lives of so many South Koreans with his unhinged and unpredictable threats of war with their northern neighbors that it promptly forced Moon to do, well, something, which thankfully resulted in a thawing of relations.
Moon’s insistence that the U.S. president take credit for the work that Moon himself has done to help insure a positive outcome — if that is indeed his strategy — would indeed be an exceptionally Nobel-worthy act of self-sacrifice, as if negotiating the whole meeting and agreement weren’t historic and Nobel-worthy enough.
Oh, and Moon has also convinced North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to host his upcoming meeting with the American president in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has now been designated as a future peace zone.