Given the rapid fire machinations of the mainstream media in 2018, it can become difficult to put into perspective the historical acts that we are witnessing on a near daily basis.
Some of this can surely be attributed to Donald Trump’s whirlwind first 18 months in office, in which the Commander in Chief has hit the ground running at a pace that no President before him in memory. Major, complex campaign promises have been reduced to week-long projects during the Trump administration, with the most recent feather in his cap symbolizing the tipping point of a 60 year problem on the Korean Peninsula.
Trump, an unorthodox choice for President by a great many measures, was destined to be beneficial for the economy of the United States as his world-renowned business acumen became a confidence boost for American consumers from the moment he was elected. This has ushered in a new era of American prosperity.
What we didn’t quite expect from President Trump was the skilled international diplomacy that we’ve been experiencing. Navigating a circuitous route of trade talks and tawdry, tabloid-esque slander on any given day, the CEO in Chief has truly carved a niche for himself in the world of global politics. This week alone Trump managed to eliminate the threat of a nuclear North Korea without a single American soldier stepping foot in the DPRK.
For this, Trump has been bestowed a great honor by the lawmakers of Norway.
U.S. President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an agreement to work toward de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The U.S leader was nominated by two members of Norway’s governing Progress Party, according to state broadcaster NRK. The deadline for this year’s prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year. It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year’s prize, but he was also put forth as a candidate in 2016 and 2017.
Nominations for the world’s most coveted prize are open to lawmakers, academics and researchers from around the world. The Nobel Committee in Oslo typically receives hundreds of nominations each year, and past candidates have also included Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and actress Susan Sarandon. A record 330 people were nominated this year.
Talk of a possible Nobel Peace Prize for the President has been circulating for weeks, thanks to the extraordinary nature of his recent diplomatic efforts in Asia, and this latest nomination comes with the feeling of inevitability.
After all, former U.S. President Barack Obama was handed one of the medals simply for being electedpeople calling for the prize to be rescinded, with a growing number of on account of Obama’s horrific record of civilian casualties during drone strikes.