South Korean President Says Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

President Donald Trump speaks during meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Cabinet Room of White House / Getty
April 30, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

Moon made the comment in a cabinet meeting and was included in a media release to the press according to Business Insider. Moon's comment comes days after meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

"President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize," Moon said. "What we need is only peace."

Back in January, Moon said Trump deserved "big credit" for developments on the Korean peninsula.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), also said that Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize if the Korean War formally ends. It was announced following the meeting between Moon and Kim that two sides would try to bring about the formal end of the Korean War, which the United States was a party to from 1950 to 1953. Though the war ended, the two Koreas remain technically at war.

Last week, news broke that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met to further discuss denuclearization of the peninsula and strengthening ties between the two countries. Trump has noted that negotiations with North Korea are going "very well."

Trump is expected to meet with the North Korean leader sometime in the next month or two. Details surrounding the meeting have not yet been released, but both sides say they are working on it.

Trump's predecessor, former president Barack Obama, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, drawing criticism for why the new president was awarded the prize though he had not accomplished anything major since he took office. The prize's awarding committee's secretary even has said that he regretted giving the prize to Obama.