More than a dozen lawmakers have signed a letter officially nominating President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize in honor of his work toward bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula.
The letter signed by 18 Republican lawmakers was sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday, Fox News exclusively reported.
The letter was signed by lawmakers including Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Steve King (R-IA), and highlighted Trump's relentless efforts in bringing peace to the region.
“Although North Korea has evaded demands from the international community to cease its aggression for decades, President Trump’s peace through strength policies are working and bringing peace to the Korean peninsula,” the letter states. “We can think of no one more deserving of the Committee’s recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world.”
Fox News noted that "the nomination is for the 2019 prize, as the 2018 award nomination period ended in February." For the 2018 prize, there were 330 nominees and the winner is expected to be announced sometime in October.