Pelosi: Trump Might Qualify for Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Let’s See How It Goes’
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Trump could qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize depending on the outcome of ongoing negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Kim and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in met on Friday, which marked the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries in more than 10 years.
During Trump’s campaign-style rally in Washington, Mich., on Saturday, the crowd chanted “Nobel” when Trump mentioned North Korea.
Pelosi was asked for her response to some columnists who have argued that Trump could qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize if North Korea agrees to denuclearization.
“We’re a long way from that, but let’s see. There’s always an opportunity for a president of the United States to qualify. Let’s see how it goes,” Pelosi told PJM on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday evening.
South Korean officials quoted Kim saying, “If we meet often and build trust with the United States, and if an end to the war and nonaggression are promised, why would we live in difficulty with nuclear weapons?”
Pelosi suggested that South Korea and the U.S. government proceed with caution in any negotiations with Kim. Trump has agreed to meet with him in person.