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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 TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report 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 RokitaIU parents protest school's vaccine mandates Indiana University backtracks on requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccine in fall Indiana University reconsidering vaccine verification for students MORE (Ind.) and former Rep. Mike Braun in a primary to take on Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyRepublicans fret over divisive candidates Everybody wants Joe Manchin Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives 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 GrahamGraham quips key to working with Trump: We both 'like him' Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks 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.