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McConnell: Premature to talk of Trump winning Nobel Prize

May 30, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Senate’s top leader says it’s “premature” to tout President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in pursuing a peace deal with North Korea.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chuckled as he mentioned the “chagrin” it would cause the Nobel committee to award Trump the world’s most coveted diplomatic prize.

The Republican senator made the comments this week to WHAS-AM in his home state of Kentucky.

U.S. and North Korean officials are continuing talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. McConnell says the U.S. should always be “skeptical” when dealing with North Korea, but says it’s good that Trump and Kim could meet.

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