'He'd Be Earning the Nobel Peace Prize': Rep. Zeldin Praises Trump for NoKo Progress
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) praised President Trump Saturday for the progress he and his administration have made with North Korea.
His comments come as Kim Jong Un announced that his country will suspend missile testing and close a nuclear test site.
"He would actually be earning that Nobel Peace Prize, unlike his predecessor who got it beforehand," Zeldin said on "Fox & Friends."
Zeldin was referring to former President Barack Obama's award in 2009, for which he was nominated less than two weeks after he took office.
North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
"This is fantastic news, a lot of great developments, however, we have to be cautious," Zeldin said. "We have to keep that strategy up of maximum pressure."
The president tweeted Kim's message Friday night, saying that progress is "being made for all."
A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Zeldin added that Trump's progress with North Korea will help Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo.
It was revealed earlier in the week that Pompeo met with Kim in early April to help organize a potential meeting with the president.
"He can be one of the greatest secretaries of state that our nation has ever seen," Zeldin said of Pompeo.
Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
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