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GOP lawmaker touts Nobel Peace Prize for Trump

GOP lawmaker touts Nobel Peace Prize for Trump
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Rep. Luke MesserAllen (Luke) Lucas MesserK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Yoder, Messer land on K Street House GOP to force members to give up leadership positions if running for higher office MORE (R-Ind.) is pressing colleagues to support President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Messer says it would recognize Trump for his role in the new peace talks between North and South Korea.

“We are seeing unprecedented progress toward peace, and it’s a direct result of President Trump’s strong leadership,” said Messer, who is battling fellow GOP Rep. Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaIndiana attorney general loses reelection bid after groping allegations Bottom Line Lobbying world MORE (Ind.) and former Rep. Mike Braun in a primary to take on Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Showdown: Trump-Biden debate likely to be nasty MORE.

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“Following this historic announcement, President Trump should get the Nobel Peace Prize. Our peace through strength strategy is delivering never before seen results,” Messer added in a statement.

Messer, whose support for Trump could help him in the primary, isn't the only Republican talking about Trump being deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize — which former President Obama won in his first year in office.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamNew Lincoln Project ad goes after Lindsey Graham: 'A political parasite' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Justice Barrett joins court; one week until Election Day Biden's polling lead over Trump looks more comfortable than Clinton's MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday also said that Trump deserves the award if he is able to successfully negotiate North Korean denuclearization.

North and South Korean leaders on Friday signed a declaration committing to work for "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” and to formally bring an end to the decades-long Korean War.

And earlier this month, North Korea agreed to stop its nuclear and missile tests ahead of an upcoming meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.