Let’s Give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize if He Reforms, and Then Retires

Let’s Give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize if He Reforms, and Then Retires

Trump is obsessed with the recognition of the Nobel Peace Prize, one of the few awards that he cannot award himself for his extravagant claims of superiority to Obama and all other Presidents.  The Nobel Peace Prize committee might well be willing or persuaded to award the prize if Trump would reverse his decisions on the most important issues that concern Europeans and the world.

Clearly, the Europeans would love if Trump would rejoin the rest of the world and rejoin the Paris Climate Accords on the part of the US.  We aren’t legally out of the Accords until the day of the next Presidential election.  But this would involve actually restoring much of the Clean Energy Plan, to meet our commitments to the Accord, and in fact, to the future of America and Americans.  

This would require Trump to abandon his rich oilgarch backers, Harold Hamm and the Koch Brothers.  He doesn’t even have to convince his Republican Senators, since he is more than willing now to act on his own.  Even if it takes declaring a Real National Emergency.  At least Trump would have all of the world’s knowledgeable scientists on his side, once he decides to follow the truth, and not the oilgarchs propaganda.

The second thing that Trump has to reverse, is his withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  Instead of claiming to want to renegotiate it, he can just say that he will sign back onto the treaty and drop present nuclear sanctions, and then start on the next treaty to follow the present one.

Nobody has really made progress in halting North Korea’s quest to be a nuclear power, since the late 40’s.  Trump may advertise progress, be intelligence has shown this not to be the case.  While North Korea had the ability to bombard Seoul, and now have nuclear weapons and long range missiles, it is not really possible to stop them.  Trump just has to accept this status, and not look for a Prize from stopping them.

In Trump’s comparing himself to Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize, here is the start of the official attribution:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”

Besides the Iranian nuclear non-proliferation treaty, President Obama also made a climate mitigation agreement with China, that led to the worldwide Paris Accords.  His climate work deserved and still deserves another Nobel Peace Prize.  The Peace Prize was announced almost a year after Obama became President, not when he first became President.  Trump could have easily spent a minute looking up Obama’s accomplishments, since he spent most of his first year tearing them down, and is still doing so.

The letters to the Nobel Peace Prize committee for Trump from 2017 and 2018 proved to be forgeries.  The one from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Trump bragged about was requested by somebody in the Trump administration.  If Trump somehow realizes that Rush and Fox News and Ann Coulter are not his followers, but his faux bosses, and he is their puppet, then he just might see the light.  Especially if he wants to go out with Nobel honors and not run again, and not as a disgraced LOSER in 2020.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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