Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) backed Trump’s efforts that led to the monumental developments involving North and South Korea, reports CNS News.
On Fox & Friends, Graham praised the historic agreement between the two countries, crediting it largely to President Trump, and saying he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.
“It wouldn’t have happened without Trump,” Graham said. “It may not happen, but this is the biggest change since the end of the hostilities. The fact that the North Korean and South Korean president met, and they vowed to end the war.”
“What happened?” Graham continued. “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 applauded Trump’s composure even after feeling pressured to dismiss his “fire and fury” approach to North Korea.
“He has convinced North Korea you got two options,” Graham said. “You can become a normal country, or we will take you down if you keep trying to build missiles to hit the American homeland.”
The senator also claims that North Koreans knew President Trump would do all he could to put a stop to their nuclear program.
“Every president before him tried this. What is different about Trump? They believe, in North Korea, if he had to as a last resort, he would stop their nuclear program. We’re not there yet, but if we get there, it will be because of President Trump,” Graham continued.
Graham gave a “word of warning” to the North Korean leader, advising him to stay true to his word.
“A word of warning,” Graham added. “The worst thing Kim Jong-un could do is play Trump — to go through all these motions and go back to the old way of doing business. Donald Trump will not tolerate being played. We’re either going to have peace or we’re going to have a war now, because Kim Jong-un has made a mistake if he’s not serious; and that’s playing Trump.”