There is a century long tradition to nominate random US presidents to Nobel Peace Prize. Let’s remember Obama’s controversial triumph in Oslo. He’s got the prize for doing Nothing, just as a sign of sympathy to the US president. Later it was reported that the committee was drunk. So the Nobel Prizes bear a burden of some controversy if not disgrace. Indiana congressman Luke Messer [R] and his 17 Republican House colleagues have submitted the formal request to nominate Donald Trump for the Prize. Is this decision justified by the accomplishments of the US president?
US congressmen have the right to nominate people to the Nobel Peace Prize according to the rules.
A nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories… Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states.
It means that Donald Trump is now one of the 330 contestant for the Prize this year. The chances are thin but not nonexistant, because there is a reasons for the choice. Donald Trump has been managed to progress on the Korean issues, and DPRK has announced at least partial denuclearization. Half century of formal war between Koreas is about to end in Peace Treaty. That is exact reasons to nominate US president for the Prize:
A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
— Rep. Luke Messer (@RepLukeMesser) May 2, 2018
It is perfectly in line of meaning of Peace Prize but as for now is not totally accomplished. If all of the above will be finalized in the accord the prize will be well deserved. But honestly not by Trump alone, but by Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in also.