It would appear as though Donald "Much Bigger & More Powerful Nuclear Button" Trump has all kinds of unlikely fans. (I’m looking at you, Kanye.) Now, it’s South Korean president Moon Jae-in who’s lauding the American president, saying Trump should win a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Yep.
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,” Moon said in a cabinet meeting on Monday, Seoul officials confirmed.
His comments come just after a history-making meeting between North and South Korea, where both nations pledged to work towards “complete denuclearization.” Moon received a standing ovation at the presidential Blue House, having signed a peace accord with Kim Jong-un on Friday, bringing an official end to the Korean conflict that started in 1950.
Mind you, this isn’t the first time that South Korean leader has shouted out 45. As The Independent notes, Moon previously said Trump “deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks.” Following the summit with North Korea, Moon is now “confident a new era of peace will unfold on the Korean peninsula.”
Not everyone agrees. University of California-Berkeley professor TJ Pempel says Trump “deserves some credit but not as much as he’s taking,” which sounds on-brand for 45. Pempel argues that China’s stricter sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear program were “far more important.” Alison Evans, deputy head of Asia Pacific country risk at the research firm IHS Markit, says “Trump should receive minimal, if any, credit,” contending Trump’s “high-pressure tactics only confirmed to North Korea that they were on the right course” by developing a nuclear arsenal.