Students Dismiss Idea of Nobel Prize for Trump, Defend Obama’s But Don’t Know Why

Students from several high schools rally after walking out of classes to protest the election of Donald Trump as president in downtown Los Angeles Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. More than a thousand students from several schools on Los Angeles’ heavily Hispanic east side marched out of classes shortly after they began in a protest they say was organized over the weekend. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Some students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shot down the idea of President Trump receiving the Nobel Peace Prize but defended former President Barack Obama’s award in 2009.

Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips spoke to the students and found that some could not give a reason why Obama won the award less than a year into his first term.Image result for donald trump

The president announced on Twitter Thursday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet in a historic summit on June 12 in Singapore.

Trump also made the announcement just hours after he welcomed home three American prisoners released by North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.

“That’s a joke,” one student said of the idea of President Trump receiving the award. “What has he done for peace?”

“I feel like he just thinks that he deserves many awards and that’s just stupid,” another student said.

The students added that Obama deserved his award, but could not tell Phillips what he did to deserve it.

“It’s not that these students are forgetting obvious reasons, there just wasn’t that much to go on in the first place,” Phillips said.

Some have argued that since President Trump’s breakthrough with Kim Jong Un, the potential for denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula warrants the Nobel Peace Prize.

Phillips said that if Obama had achieved denuclearization, “they would have already renamed the prize the ‘Obama Peace Prize.'”

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