After a historic meeting between North Korea and South Korea—where both leaders vowed to end the decades-long Korean War—South Korean President Moon Jae-in thinks credit belongs to one person: President Donald Trump.
During a historic meeting between North Korea and South Korea, both leaders vowed to end the decades-long Korean War stalemate. But South Korea President Moon Jae-in thinks the bulk of the credit belongs to one person: U.S. President Donald Trump.
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize,” Moon said, in a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. “What we need is only peace.”
This dovetails with comments Moon made back in January, when he claimed that Trump “deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks,” citing “U.S.-led sanctions and pressure” to bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the bargaining table.
Trump is also planning to meet with Kim Jong-un, during a meeting that will take place sometime in May.
Trump had been heavily criticized in the mainstream media for his candid approach to North Korea—including bouts of name calling on social media, when he nicknamed Kim “Little Rocket Man.”
But with the end of the Korean War in sight, and the possible denuclearization of North Korea, it could be Trump that gets the bulk of the credit for pacifying the Korean Peninsula.