The Democratic National Committee, which operates Barack Obama's Twitter account, offered a one word reaction to the president's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize this morning:
Obama accepted his award at a Rose Garden appearance this morning in which he said "I am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel Committee."
"To be honest, I do not feel that I
deserve to be in the company of many of the transformative leaders who
have received this prize," he added.
The Nobel Committee awarded Obama the prize earlier this morning, citing his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
DNC chairman Tim Kaine also issued a statement this morning, saying "the Nobel Committee's decision to award this year's Peace Prize to President Obama is an affirmation of the fact that the United States has returned to its longstanding role as a world leader."