Speaking of Trump & the Nobel Peace Prize. @SebGorka

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Speaking of Trump & the Nobel Peace Prize. @SebGorka

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The New York Times, perhaps caught up in the exciting possibilities of a Trump-Kim detente, is even exploring the idea of a Nobel Peace Prize for the President:

Critics of the president and his often inflammatory rhetoric balk at the idea of Mr. Trump receiving one of the world’s most prestigious diplomatic awards. But some laureates and historians of the prize acknowledge that there are instances where such an honor was bestowed on contentious politicians in order to acknowledge and encourage efforts for peace.

“Part of the strength of the Nobel Peace Prize is that it is controversial,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize after roughly eight months of deliberation over hundreds of nominations. “If it was a global consensus prize, it wouldn’t have the relevance and the authority that it actually has today.”