Hillary Clinton Says Trump Doesn’t Deserve To Win The Nobel Peace Prize
President Donald Trump has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. To date, four American presidents have received the prestigious international award. Former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama have all received the Nobel Peace Prize while they were in office. President Jimmy Carter also received the prize after he left the White House.
Those who support President Trump’s nomination for the prestigious annual award from the Norwegian Nobel Committee point to progress with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. They credit the president with facilitating the warming relations between North and South Korea. They argue that the president’s tough stance with Kim Jong Un has pressured the leader into backing down from his nuclear ambitions.
Not everyone agrees that Trump ought to receive the prize. Among those who do not believe the president is deserving of the honor is Hillary Clinton, his 2016 presidential campaign rival. Clinton has credited the shift in relations with North Korea to two Asian leaders, not President Trump.
Clinton said, “I think the change in leadership in South Korea is significant. The new President [Moon Jae-In] came in with a very public view that he wanted to see if there could be a rapprochement – the dream of the South has always been reunification.”
She also pointed out that “There have been two meetings between him and Xi Jinping in the lead up to this summit in Singapore.”
Of the upcoming summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, Clinton said:
“Look, if there is a positive outcome that can be verified, particularly with respect to the North Korean nuclear program that has built-in safeguards, so that it is sustainable, not a one-off announcement at a summit, I will join in the applause. Because that is something that will be good for the world if it can be brought about.”
Clinton was skeptical, saying, “We know he can produce bombs because he’s tested them, and if he’s mastered the, what’s it called, miniaturization so that the warhead can fit on the missile, he doesn’t have to do anymore,” stated Clinton. “So perhaps he’s exploring what else he might get.”