Lindsey Graham: Trump Will Deserve Nobel Peace Prize if North Korea Denuclearizes

FILE - Lindsey Graham (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Friday that his former rival, President Trump, should get the Nobel Peace Prize if North and South Korea decide to denuclearize and become peaceful neighbors again.

“It wouldn’t have happened without Trump,” Graham said on Fox News this morning. “It may not happen, but it’s the biggest change since the end of the hostilities.”

He continued: “What happened? Donald Trump convinced North Korea and China he was serious about bringing about change. We’re not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Graham said he was glad Trump didn’t listen to the advice of all those who had failed before him.

“He has convinced North Korea, you’ve got two options. You can become a normal country or we will take you down if you keep trying to build missiles to hit the American homeland,” he said. “And I think they convinced North Korea and China that Trump is serious.”

Graham warned that the worst thing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could do is “to play Trump.”

“To go through all these motions and go back to the old way of doing business. Donald Trump will not tolerate being played,” he said. “We’re either going to have peace, or we’re going to have a war now because Kim Jong Un has made a mistake if he’s not serious — and that’s playing Trump.”