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Jimmy Carter says Trump could win Nobel Peace Price for North Korea efforts

Jimmy Carter says that President Trump could win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts with North Korea. Carter the 93-year-old ex-President doesn’t agree with Trump on much but says if Trump pulls of the peace deal it will be an achievement none of his predecessors have been able to achieve.

“If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,” the 93-year-old ex-president told The Politico in an interview published Tuesday. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.”

Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his ​work to promote humanitarian issues and free elections around the globe, criticized Trump for dealing a “blow to peace” in the Middle by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

When that quality i​s​ lacking in the commander-in-chief, Carter said​, “it makes us much more likely to treat people differently, and to discriminate against either African-Americans or others who are different. … I think it’s probably more difficult to elevate human rights to a top priority, and things like peace and justice.”

President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in today to discuss details of the proposed June 12 summit. North Korea canceled a summit with South Korea last week because they were upset over joint South Korea US military drills. Trump cast some doubt on the summit occurring as planned.

“There’s a very substantial chance that it won’t work out,” Trump said in the Oval Office, where he was sitting for critical talks with his South Korean counterpart. “That doesn’t mean that it won’t work out over a period of time, but it may not work out for June 12.”

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