Governor Kay Ivey Supports Nomination of President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

By  | May 15, 2018 | Filed under: News

President Elect Donald Trump

MONTGOMERY – Yesterday, Governor Kay Ivey joined the governors of Guam, Kansas, Mississippi, Maine, South Carolina and West Virginia, in support of the nomination of President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. The letter, which was sent to Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, praised President Trump’s historical progress in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula.


Governor Ivey released the following statement regarding her support for President Trump’s nomination.

Governor Kay Ivey


“Yesterday, I was proud to join six other governors in highlighting the historical progress President Trump has made toward denuclearization and peace for the peoples of North and South Korea. Ending North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has eluded American presidents for decades. President Trump is due to be honored for his ability to bring everyone to the table to discuss a way forward which offers the Korean Peninsula, and the world, a path toward stability and peace.


“It isn’t often that presidents follow through on their promises; yet, President Trump is proving time and again that he isn’t like most presidents. I am thankful to the president for the conservative, smaller-government direction he is taking our nation and for his efforts in ensuring that our world is a safer place. The Nobel Committee should act quickly in affirming President Trump’s nomination and should give him the Nobel Peace Prize, which he certainly deserves.”

The Honorable Berit Reiss-Andersen
The Norwegian Nobel Committee
NO-0255 Oslo, Norway
Dear Chair Reiss-Andersen and Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee:
We, the undersigned governors of the United States of America, support the nomination
of President Donald J. Trump, by members of the United States Congress, to receive the
2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean
peninsula after more than 60 years of conflict and division.
Though he has only been in office one year, President Trump has achieved an
unprecedented victory for global peace and security. The President’s firm stance against
nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has
succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, friendship and unity between the two
Koreas – and the rest of the world.
The President’s strategy in reaching this historical moment included renewed cooperation
with China to impose multilateral sanctions against North Korea, placing new pressure on
the Kim regime. At the same time, diplomatic overtures have worked to complement this
effort, resulting in a succession of gains in recent weeks.
On April 18, President Trump revealed that CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Kim in
North Korea ahead of an anticipated meeting between our two nations. Just three days
later, on April 21, North Korea announced the suspension of its nuclear testing program.
On April 27, Kim met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in a landmark summit,
making headlines around the world. And, on May 9, Pompeo traveled again to
Pyongyang, returning with three American hostages.
After nearly two decades of gridlock and global anxiety surrounding North Korea’s
nuclear program, we are now, at last, on the precipice of peace. There is but one new
variable: President Donald J. Trump and his successful policy of security through
strength. There is no one more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Honorable Berit Reiss-Andersen
May 14, 2018
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Media Release/Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

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