Sen. Graham: Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize If North Korea Ends Nuclear Program
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the dramatic announcement that North and South Korean leaders will work toward a "nuclear-free Korean Peninsula" and try to officially end the Korean War would not have been possible without President Trump.
The joint announcement that both sides agreed to a framework that could finally bring peace to the Korean Peninsula and potentially end decades of tension between the Hermit Kingdom and the global community came after a historic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
"Donald Trump convinced North Korea and China he was serious about bringing about change. We're not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize," Graham said Friday on "Fox & Friends."
He explained that Trump's "fire and fury" rhetoric and aggressive posture helped bring North Korea to the bargaining table.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
"He has convinced North Korea you got two options -- you can become a normal country or we will take you down if you keep trying to build missiles to hit the American homeland," Graham said. "They believe in North Korea if he had to as a last resort, he would stop their nuclear program."
Graham added that if Kim thinks he's going to "play" Trump and continue developing North Korea's nuclear program, then he's making a mistake.
"We're either gonna have peace or we're gonna have a war now."
Trump famously warned North Korea last August that it would face “fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before" if the U.S. was threatened with a nuclear attack.