This just in, folks: A gaggle of House Republicans have formally nominated Donald J. Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize and they’re citing his efforts in bringing peace to the Korean peninsula for their reason.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
In a letter dated May 2, 2018, Republicans said:
Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region. His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history. The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
The nomination was led by Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) along with 17 other House Republicans who all agree that Trump’s handling of the situation was not only Presidential, but deserving of all the awards.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
Twitter, however, feels differently and has responded to the nomination accordingly:
So Trump is being nominated for a nobel peace prize and Kanye West is going on Alex Jones. Seems like a normal Wednesday.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) May 2, 2018
Thinking Donald Trump should get a Nobel Peace Prize is like thinking
Roy Moore should get a career achievement award from The Girl Scouts of America.
— gee kay (@wileyeecoyote) May 2, 2018
Hello media folks talking about @realDonaldTrump's prospect of a Nobel Peace Prize: why don't you reach out to the committee & ask if they would even consider someone who has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct/assault/rape by 20 women? Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
— Shadey Special Councel (@RKJ65) May 2, 2018
I want to know 3 things that would qualify him to win a Nobel peace prize
— Zachary Elliott (@zacharyWelliott) April 29, 2018
give this girl the nobel peace prize pic.twitter.com/bAt95ZZaKk
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) May 2, 2018
Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize too… his fire and fury speeches didn't get him his prize and neither will Trumpie's rage tweets.
— Michael Dolin (@AppeaseThis) May 2, 2018
Republicans are now comically insisting Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. There’s no chance the Nobel committee would ever do that – but they might give him the Nobel Piss Prize.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 27, 2018
A Nobel Peace Prize isn't earned by threatening to annihilate an entire country with "fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
— Nancy Donovan? (@nan02360) May 2, 2018
You know that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee is on Twitter and can see #Trump’s tweets, right? @NobelPrize
— #Resist Trumpism (@TrumpsBane) May 2, 2018
If they give @realDonaldTrump the Nobel Peace Prize as he is shuffling off to prison in shackles and his orange jumpsuit, we can have a series finale that will satisfy everyone.
— markchildress (@markchildress) May 1, 2018
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This is the problem with today’s GOP. They aren’t interested steak, just sizzle.
They don’t want to have policies that benefit for example, African Americans, so they scour an audience at a Trump Rally and find the one black person there and put them in the line of sight for the camera.
They don’t want to worry about qualifications or experience, so they first tried to advance Aaron Schock to leadership even though he had sponsored ZERO bills during his time in Congress, but he’d been in GQ magazine. They picked Paul Ryan because somebody there thought he was somewhat goodlooking and then tried to make up a story about him being a “Policy Wonk even though his proposed budget was all smoke and mirrors and depended upon a Congress 10 years in the future cutting spending.
Same here, they could care less if Trump actually did anything, they are just desperate to get a ribbon.
The Republicans are the ULTIMATE party of the participation trophy.
Told you .. Love + Peace = Trump
Pssst. Trumpkin and gang are going down for conspiracy with Russia to steal the 2016 election, and trying to obstruct the investigation into it. He can be nominated for all the awards in the world, and his cultists can move ever further into alternate reality, but he’s in grave trouble. And this doesn’t even touch upon his bodyguard breaking into his fake doctor’s office, his new lawyer admitting that he paid off his old incompetent thug lawyer, his multiple violations of federal law, and on and on.
I love all this “Trump hates black people!” stupidity. Let’s forget that violent crime across the country AND in the black community is down. And let’s forget that unemployment in the black community is at a RECORD LOW. Also, let’s forget Trump met with several black community leaders and crafted his 10-point “Urban Renewal Plan” designed to offer education choices to low-income children, increase safety standards and promote economic growth of minority-owned businesses.
Nope…we must keep on with that mantra that Trump hates blacks. Oh, wait…did anyone tell Louis Farrakhan before he endorses Trump a second time?
I wonder if Trump will be the first Nobel Peace Prize winner jailed for treason?
Trump just nominated Richard Grenell as ambassor do Germany. An openly GAY man. Meanwhile, all the hysterical gays in the US keep telling themselves Trump is Hitler because that’s what CNN brainwashed them to do.
Doubtful. If Clinton could sell the presidency to the communist Chinese, I doubt anything would happen to Trump…especially since after 2 years of desperately looking, no one has found anything illegal to prosecute. But hey…that shouldn’t stop a frothing hate-mob, right?
QUEERTY into making jokes now ? Maybe the most egotistical person alive…
Trump is not going to jail. He will not be impeached. They will not find any Russian corruption. I voted for Hillary and even I have to come to terms with this reality. @ Mack…you’ll get there…lol
Seriously. You’d think after 2 years of Democrat-sponsored witch-hunting that if they can’t find anything at this point, it prolly ain’t there.
More Trump Derangement Syndrome from people on Twitter.
“Twitter isn’t having it.” You mean some people on Twitter aren’t having it.
There’s a big question about whether Kim will hold up his side of the bargain. They’ve lied before, several times.
Even so, does Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? I think not. The drone program continues and a few weeks ago he launched a second (illegal) set of air strikes in Syria.
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So you say people on Twitter suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome for not agreeing that he should get the Nobel prize……Right before you say the exact same thing.
So even when you agree with people who don’t support Trump, you are still attacking them? Thank you for proving your attacks have no basis in their political beliefs.
No. These people oppose it simply BECAUSE it’s Trump. Has nothing to do with anything else other than that.
I judge the issue based on the MERIT, even as someone generally supportive of Trump.
The fact you can’t tell the difference is SAD!
So to translate.
You agree with them, but now claim that the reason YOU feel that way is legitimate, but because you hate them unreasonably you assume that THEY came to that opinion some other way.
Oh yeah….makes a lot of sense. Sounds like the only person with derangement syndrome may be you.
These are people who oppose Trump simply because he’s Trump. They don’t really care about the merit behind it.
Their attitudes and behaviour shows it time and again.
Was there this sort of uproar when Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize after 9 months in office after accomplishing NOTHING??? Don’t think so. ISIS surged in the Middle East and Syria kept crossing his red line.
If Trump denuclearizes NK and a peace treat evolves between North and South Korea, of course Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. How could anyone think otherwise, especially after the devastation of ISIS after his 15 months in office.
Kaiser I agree with you on Syria. One of the clear positives I saw in a Trump presidency was his commitment NOT to get the US into any new wars. Yet at the same time, the drone strikes have both times been on airfields…with mixed reports on human casualties (if any). Point being, it almost seems half-hearted/an appeasement to the military industrial economy that the US is based on I’m hoping desparately that it doesn’t escalate. Most people outside the US take it for granted the second so-called gas attack was staged.
Here is another lesson why the Republicans are so out of touch with reality. DT45 is by no means peaceful he incites violence at his political rallies, emboldens hatred of white supremacist and the far-right Christian evangelicals, and bombs Syria without congress’s approval. Nobel Peace Prize nominees are nominated because of their life-long peaceful achievements through diplomacy or perhaps philanthropy. DT45 is a compulsive liar, cheater, narcissistic, an adulterer, a racist bigot, and a con man with a 3rd grader vocabulary goes on ranting rages on television shows and on Twitter storms. Highly unqualified for a nomination in an in touch reality. #fireallrebublitardsNov2018
But he brought peace between South Korea and North Korea. This is something Obama, Bush Jr., Clinton, and others couldn’t do. President Moon even credits Donald Trump for this historic milestone.
” Nobel Peace Prize nominees are nominated because of their life-long peaceful achievements through diplomacy or perhaps philanthropy”
Then why did Obama get one?
But he brought peace between South Korea and North Korea.
A few quick things.
1. North and South Korea have been at Peace for over half a century, unless of course there is some war that broke out the rest of us missed.
2. The North and South have made similar statements before and nothing changed.
3. Kim Jong Un met with the leaders of CHINA, not with Trump before he met with South Korea.
Actually they are still at war. There is a large DMZ between them and they both official claim each other’s territory.
“North and South Korea have been at Peace for over half a century, unless of course there is some war that broke out the rest of us missed”
What?!? LOL. Even CNN disagrees with you https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/27/asia/korean-summit-intl/index.html as does CBS http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/27/north-and-south-korea-agree-to-end-the-korean-war/
“The North and South have made similar statements before and nothing changed”
The leaders of NK and SK never crossed each other’s border, met, signed a peace treaty, and planted a tree together
“Kim Jong Un met with the leaders of CHINA, not with Trump before he met with South Korea”
Kim has been in talks with President Trump over the phone according to rumored reports and Kim met with our Secretary of State. President Moon and all of SK have credited President Trump, they never credited China
Hillary lost get over it – move on! Why do you Truumpytrolls always have to bring her up?!
Maybe the Russians will nominate him for a Nobel Piss Prize.
They can provide video documentation.
Because Hillary hasn’t moved on. She’s still in the news blaming people for her loss
You people. So full of taking sides, putting blame, the whole multi-sided press delusion, the never ending celebrity awe… you really don’t see it do you? You don’t understand there is more to the world than the US. You elected imo a Mad Hatter as supreme leader of your country. You elected a celebrity TV star. A completely unpredictable mess, mostly concerned with his Twitter account. A man not concerned about anyone else but himself. CLEARLY he is not looking out for you. He is restricting you, rolling back decades of growing freedom and diversity. All that is vanishing now. All of it.
And you still don’t see it, but merrily squabble amongst yourselves. Because many of you are oblivious to the rest of the world. WE out here.
To a European your disregard and callousness towards your leadership as Americans is frightening to see. Terrifying. It is all a big TV show to many of you. Most roll their eyes and guffaws, until the next worse thing comes rolling in. Then they roll their eyes again, eat another shrimp, drink another glass of champagne. And snicker and guffaw again – such excellent entertainment value! Hahaha! From your own head of state! It terrorizes me to the gut. I was born in the US – my parents had emigrated and worked and lived there many years ago. I was brought up as a dual citizen. Every birthday, every landmark in life, we had both flags flying. The American and the Danish. As a weird privileged kid in other’s eyes I was brought up with Strawberry Shortcake for birthdays, peanut butter sandwiches for snacks… all that. Not normal fare for a Danish kid! I watched my parents cry in horror and despair when President Kennedy was shot, on TV here in Denmark. I have beloved and close family still in the US. We have been in touch all my life, and it is a matter of pride and trust and love and family that we are… still, after we moved back to Denmark all those years ago.
My parents were proud of the US of A. They raised me to be too, and I am. They were grateful for the opportunities they had in the 7 years they lived in the US. It became a family tradition, since both me and my younger sister were born in the US.
We have lived in Denmark since then but retain a deep and strong bond with our native country.
We don’t understand why you are so careless about who leads you. Why you simply seem to accept it and do nothing. Really. You seem not to care at all.
Look at an excellent show like “The Handmaid’s Tale”. That could be your future if you keep doing nothing to uphold reality, diversity, freedom of speech, freedom of choice. For every man, woman and child in your country.
“To a European…if you keep doing nothing to uphold reality, diversity, freedom of speech, freedom of choice…”
In your part of the globe, you don’t have freedom of speech. You guys are throwing people in jail for Facebook posts
We don’t have snap elections or votes of no confidence. Those aren’t part of our system.
So we grunt, groan, rail and try to keep our moral and anger up so people will get out and vote in the upcoming election this fall, and at least then we can, hopefully, put the brakes on, Mr Trumps Wild Ride, but unless he commits a crime, he is in office till 2020.
How he got to be a candidate and elected is all about an arcane system that is all but impossible to remedy now. And there are better sources than I to learn about them.
The big thing is we have two parties. Watching “Borgen” especially the final season taught me that more political parties may be better.
Wrong. I do attack anti-gay people. That’s why I condemned Joy Reid even though you turned your back on gays and supported her just because she’s anti-Trump
Trump has freedom of speech to respond back to the media but its false to claim Trump is censoring the media.
Dane your rant merely illustrates your own bigotry, hatred and ignorance of US culture and society. As an immigrant in the US, I see things from a neutral POV and view both sides of the spectrum. But the fact that you criticize the US without mentioning the hideous shape YOUR country is in makes me laugh. The Nordics are overrun with mohammedan immigrants from the Magreb and sub-Saharan Africa (I was just there last month). Denmark is tied with Sweden for the HIGHEST RAPE STATS in Europe…congratulations there. But because your media is so controlled by the state, you are not even allowed to talk openly or realistically about this in any public forum. Add to this, your birth-rate is non-existent…Danes as a people will die out in 3 generations. Your language, culture and ultimately history will be gone…replaced either immigrants or some Pan-European socialism.
So, yeah…I’d say you should worry about your own country…but we both know it’s a lost cause and will soon be a non-issue.
I am not aware that ever happened here, and I really don’t think it even could within our legislation. Proof?
Not that I am interested in a debate. But it would be interesting to see proof of your assumption.
Sure, here is your proof that it’s happening in Europe
And more sources
So it is happening in Europe
Sure, here is your proof that it’s happening in Europe
My original comment had more sources but didn’t go through because it was detected as spam
Ah. That would be England, you know. The United Kingdom. Great Britain? Ring a bell?
As I stated multiple times in my comment, I and my family are Danish. That means we are from the Kingdom of Denmark. In Scandinavia. Northern Europe. We are all sovereign states over here, Mr. Hoffmann, far, far, far older that the USA.
Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Greece, Italy etc etc etc etc etc… all sovereign states. Denmark was a kingdom a thousand years ago, and has existed since the Stoneage as a country with a common language – so a good 10,000 years. Try Google Maps. And Wikipedia is a good source of information too!
Before going “you guys do this and that”, and throwing up some uninteresting links – mixing us all up as one big mass. Yes mass. I believe one of my points were that some Americans fail to understand the world around them – the non-USA. I think you just proved that point beyond any reasonable doubt.
As I mentioned previously, I am not looking for a debate here or a war on words. I made a comment. Let us please keep it at that. Thank you.
England is in Europe, therefore they are European. You claimed criminalizing free speech doesn’t happen in Europe
But if you want to split hairs and solely talk about Denmark, then here you go…
Danish man charged for burning Quran: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-man-burned-quran-koran-video-blasphemy-facebook-islam-prosecuted-charged-46-years-a7594796.html
Jesper Langballe, a Danish politician, convicted for comments about honor killings and rape: http://www.icenews.is/2010/12/14/jesper-langballe-admits-defamation-after-muslim-rape-comments/
Then there was free speech advocate, Lars Hedegaard who was prosecuted in 2009 for criticizing Islam
But I’m sure when confronted with facts that disprove your statement, you’ll brush it aside again as “uninteresting links”
I simply don’t see your point of view.
I was commenting on mine and my family’s views on your rather controversial choice of POTUS in the US. I simply do not like or trust the man – and I am not alone.
That from an informed point of view – I was born in the US, so was my sister, I have had a very close connection with the US all my life and have been back numerous times visiting with my quite large US family. I am a US citizen, just like you. Yes! No, not showing you my passport lol. Do you have any Danish affiliations? Danish friends? Danish family? At all? So what makes you suddenly an expert on Danish local politics? Because you are good at finding links? Nah. Don’t buy it. You don’t even know the people you are referring to. They are strangers to you. Not to us, though. Logging off, you have fun – I am not interested in a debate – especially not about Danish politics with someone who has clearly never even been to Denmark. *waves royally and simply disappears*
Actually he didn’t; he was writing as a Dane.
Based on your logic he could bring up things that happen in Canada and say it happens in America. Canucks are great people and they have some fantastic skiing and hunting and French Canadians make me swoon, but I really don’t want to be included with them as a national identity.
In the US defamation is known as libel and slander and both come with penalties.
As I suspected – the GOP is unfit to govern America. They are clearly an irresponsible, insensitive and illeducated group.
“Illeducated” isn’t even a word . . . . but Trump’s the stupid one.
Ill-educated is a word, so screwtop’s post just has a typo.
If Trump wins the noble peace prize, I hope it reinforces his instincts in not launching global wars……but considering he may withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement, I’m not sure how that will reinforces peace.
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Translation, one of the accounts that continually defends bigotry is now trying to deflect off of the topic so it can attack Hillary because that is all the GOP has anymore.
We get it, as a Republican, you hate powerful women. (Hillary, Pelosi, Warren)
This is all kind of premature, and if the Koreas resolve their issues, it’ll be primarily because of South Korean president Moon and North Korean dictator Kim, not the racist, “treasonous*,” misogynistic sociopathic liar and alleged serial sex criminal Trump. But let’s see what happens. Peace between the two Koreas, and eventual liberation of the North Korean people, who have lived in one of most inhumane, brutal regimes on earth, would be major triumph for humanity as a whole, and a sign that despite multiple indicators, we are not sliding inexorably towards barbarism.
*”treasonous” – Steve Bannon, on Trump campaign’s reps Trump Jr., Campaign manager Manafort and Kushner’s conspiracy with the Russians
Aires the Ram
Still can’t get past the fact that Trump won 3,084 out of 3,141 Counties in the 2016 election, can you?
Still can’t get past the fact that Hillary Clinton is NOT your president, Donald Trump IS, can you?
Still can’t get past your “I hate Trump” tirade because that’s what the mainstream media is brainwashing you to think, can you?
Didn’t think so.
I’d hardly be the one to defend the orange clown, but you guys are all missing the point.
It makes perfect sense that Trump gains a Nobel Peace Prize. The reason you think otherwise is because you don’t realize that this so called prize is absolutely worthless.
Have you forgotten that Obama got that award and the committee discussed his nomination after he was ONE WEEK in office? What the heck did he do to deserve it?
Have you forgotten that Al Gore got the same prize for what? Making a power point presentation about the environment it was proven he doesn’t actually follow and used it just for financial gain?
For crying out loud, Yasser Arafat got it while he bombed civilians and freaking Ghandi never got the prize.
It’s not Trump that’s the issue, it’s that the entire prize is completely worthless.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha I’ll believe it when I see it.
Well, if Obama can get a prize for simply showing up to work half-black, I guess Trump could get one for fostering peace between North and South Korea after 60+ years of conflict. Frankly, the awards have grown as meaningless as a Queerty article.
Touche, Knight-man, tou-freaking-che.
Henry Kissinger got a Nobel Peace Prize too. Yeah it’s pretty meaningless.
I liked Obama, but his prize struck me as pure condescension on the Europeans’ part: patting Americans on the head like “slow” children or something. Irritating as fck. Yeah like there’s NO racism in Europe, and never has been! – lol, you’re so advanced, we get it. Please tell the gypsies, I mean Roma… (well, Cher used “gypsies” in a song so maybe that’s okay?).
Exactly on all fronts. Kissinger should be tried for war-crimes on TWO separate genocides. But because he’s a jew who escaped the Holocaust, he’s untouchable to Europeans. He could roast a live baby and eat it for dinner and they’d still look the other way. And while Obama was half white (his mother’s family owned slaves before the civil war) and half African (his father being first generation from Kenya) who was raised in Hawaii and Malaysia throughout his childhood (his mom was quite the Ho and really got around), so he never grew up in the Civil Rights struggle, had stories of his ancestors being slaves (slave OWNERS, possibly) or understood the challenges of the black American experience. Yet to the Nobel committee he was ‘black enough’…so good for him.
Trump is an unfunny and threatening joke.
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