Once again, he’s doing what the entire world thought was impossible and he’s doing it his own way!
With a collective sigh of relief, the whole world witnessed a joint declaration to bring an end to the Korean War and work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. To my surprise, many sources were quick to give President Trump the credit he was due for his contributions to this historic moment.
A Job Well Done, Mr. President
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Sky News, “If he can fix North Korea and if he can fix the Iran nuclear deal, then I don’t see why he’s any less of a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama, who got it before he even did anything.”
In April, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in discussed the prestigious award and credited President Trump saying, “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing we need is peace.” But with recent controversies surrounding other Nobel Prizes being used as reasons to postpone their being awarded, how can we trust that they won’t postpone awarding the Peace Prize as well?
I’ve had so many people reach out to me with this concern that I can not just sit back and do nothing.
Bias Has No Place in Peace
Despite foreign leaders advocating President Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, it is near impossible to find a headline about President Trump’s contribution to peace on the Korean Peninsula that doesn’t include a jab or outright insult. Rather than celebrating the accomplishment, media outlets choose to speculate on the motives for these endorsements.
What did Trump have to say about the matter? At a rally in Michigan, in front of an audience chanting “Nobel! Nobel!” President Trump simply replied “That’s very nice, thank you…I just want to get the job done.”
Media bias and Washington politics should never stand in the way of recognizing peace, especially a peace that many thought may never be achieved in our lifetime. President Trump’s efforts should not be tainted by political mudslinging or unrelated controversies. Let’s put peace above politics and party lines.
Arwood Peace Prize
People know I tell it straight and like it is. I believe we must acknowledge people who are making a difference in the world, no matter the politics behind it. That is why I am not waiting around for some secretive committee in Switzerland to tell the world what it already knows to be true…OR to play politics. I am establishing a true, clear award for those promoting peace in our world and selecting President Donald J. Trump as the inaugural recipient of the Arwood Peace Prize. Check www.arwoodpeaceprize.org for future announcements and recipients.
Mr. President, congratulations on your momentous achievement. Your actions have had a profound impact on the Korean conflict and the entire world. You have inspired us all with your out of the box efforts to promote an unlikely peace in Korea.