WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base
President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:
On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious award, something he believes he would be in the running for as he worked to improve relations with North Korea, and compared it to being robbed of an Emmy Award for his former reality show, The Apprentice.
“Well, they’ll never give it to me. We should have gotten the Emmy for The Apprentice, you know?” Trump told The New York Post.
I could find no response to this from two of his biggest West Virginia supporters, Representative David McKinley and former representative and current WV Supreme Court Justice Evan Jenkins, who were among the 18 congressmen who signed the congressional letter nominating him for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
After giving this considerable thought, McKinley and Jenkins might want to nominate Trump for one of the following equally impressive awards: the MacArthur Genius Award or the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Trump’s qualifications for the first are obvious (just ask him). I would also hope the Pulitzer committee could embrace a broadening of the literature category to include the art of the Twitter feed. Here, Trump’s misspellings and use of all caps have clearly raised this medium to a different level.
Some Ohio legislators are still supporting Trump for the award, however
Columbus station WCHM reported two weeks ago:
A resolution introduced at the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday urges the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to President Donald Trump.
House Concurrent Resolution 31 was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Mark Romanchuk, a Republican serving the Mansfield area.
The resolution cites President Trump’s efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula and end the illicit weapons programs of North Korea.