Two Norwegian Legislators Nominate Trump For Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

The legislators hope that giving Trump the Peace Prize will encourage him to further his efforts to pursue peace with North Korea.

One of the legislators, Progress Party member Per-Willy Amundsen, told NRK, “ A process is underway to ensure world peace in the future. It’s a fragile process, but we must of course do what we can to help this process yield good results. I believe we can accomplish this by sending a clear signal, namely by awarding Trump the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Progress Party member Christian Tybring-Gjedde noted that the agreement signed between Trump and Kim wasn’t binding and was short on specifics, but stated that the nomination was a nudge to Trump to continue his efforts, saying, “The agreement isn’t binding, but it opens for visits both ways, as well as getting the disarmament process underway and putting a damper on the joint military exercises of USA and South Korea.”

Amundsen noted that it wouldn’t be the first time the peace prize had been awarded to someone in the midst of a process, adding, “We will, of course, follow the development closely, but the fact that we have come this far is in my opinion worthy of a peace prize.”

In May, a group of GOP House members sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee nominating the president for a Nobel Peace Prize. The letter stated, “Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region.”

Two-time lottery winner found stabbed to death in his New York apartment

The fatal stabbing of an elderly two-time lottery winner in the Bronx in New York City has left the victim’s community grieving. Police responding to a 911 call found 73-year-old Owen Dillard with multiple stab wounds in his neck on Monday night.

Authorities were called to the victim’s apartment around 8:30 p.m. by the victim’s fiancée, who found him unconscious on the living room floor. Investigators pronounced Dillard dead on the scene.

HUNT FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Dillard’s fiancée said she left the apartment at 8:30 a.m. on Monday to go to work, and returned 12 hours later to find her partner dead. Police have yet to give a motive or name a suspect, and no arrests have been made, but authorities are reportedly looking for a person of interest — an otherwise unidentified nephew who was seen leaving the victim’s apartment around the time of the murder.

The victim’s family says the nephew ran up gambling debts. Police showed a video to another one of the victim’s nephews, Shabazz Muhaymin, which showed two unknown men in hoodies enter the building with a bag.

“Video shows two individuals entering the lobby…and exiting about 20 to 25 minutes later with a book bag on their back, and the book bag seemed to be full,” Muhaymin said. “It wasn’t full when they entered the building.”

Dillard saw a stroke of luck six months ago when he won a $50,000 lottery drawing, and again with a $10,000 prize in April, Muhaymin said. He was reportedly a caring man who liked to gamble.

“My uncle was a sharing man, a giving man. He plays the lottery, gambles,” Muhaymin said. “A lot of people in this neighborhood know him — the neighborhood is now broken without him.”

BELOVED BY NEIGHBORS

Grief-stricken neighbors and relatives said Dillard was beloved in his Mott Haven community and known for acts of kindness. They recalled Dillard handing out money to kids and helping people with their bags and strollers.

“He sat right there by that store, and every kid that walked by, he gave money to randomly,” neighbor Michael Milliner said. “Just gave money. What kind of man does that?”

Muhaymin said his uncle was terminally ill and had been told by doctors recently that he only had months to live. His ex-wife, Yolanda Jordan, 61, said he was a good man and a trained chef who had taken ill with heart and liver problems.

“He was a good dad and he will be missed very much,” Jordan said. “He had a number of things — heart, liver. You know? Just trying to make it from one day to the next.”

This is a tragic story. Hopefully the police will find the killer soon so this community can find peace.

Trump attributes historic North Korea summit to his outspoken rhetoric

U.S. President Donald Trump will not be cowed into silence — or at least, that’s the message he sent during an interview on Fox News Channel’s Hannity which aired at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

“I think without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here,” Trump told conservative icon Sean Hannity following his historic denuclearization summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.Trump went on to critique the “policy of silence” showed by previous presidential administrations who refused to engage with the hostile North Korean regime.

LESS CARROT, MORE STICK

Using harsh language to compel the unpredictable North Korean dictator to meet at the negotiating table and denuclearize his growing arsenal was a deliberate strategy from the White House, despite news reports that attempted to frame Trump’s remarks as the temperamental ramblings of a bombastic tyrant. As the liberal media questioned Trump’s promise to use force against Pyongyang, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the “tone and strength of the message” was part of a larger strategy to negotiate with Kim.

“General [John] Kelly and others on the [National Security Council] team were well aware of the tone of the president’s statement before it was delivered,” Sanders told reporters following one of Trump’s qualified threats.

Responding to questions from Hannity, Trump credited this strategy for his success in forcing Kim to sit down and reach a diplomatic solution. The president said:

I think without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here. I really believe that. We did sanctions and all of the things that you would do. Other administrations…had a policy of silence. If [North Korea] said something very bad, very threatening and horrible, just don’t answer. That’s not the answer. That’s not what you have to do.

Trump, who has been referred to as a master negotiator and who authored a famous treatise on deal-making, added that he wasn’t always comfortable playing the part of the tough-talking commander-in-chief.

“So I think the rhetoric — I hated to do it,” he admitted. “Sometimes I felt foolish doing it. But we had no choice.”

RESULTS-BASED DIPLOMACY

Even Trump’s most ardently loyal supporters couldn’t have predicted the successful turnaround of U.S.-North Korean relations over the last year. As tensions escalated with the rogue communist regime, so, too, did Trump’s militant tone.

Less than a month after learning that North Korea had developed the capability to target U.S. cities on the eastern seaboard with missiles, and just hours after discovering that they could successfully nuclearize those missiles, Trump warned:

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.

NAYSAYERS

Naturally, the mainstream media produced apocalyptic reports promising that Trump’s out-of-control oration would precipitate a nuclear war. The president’s political rivals insisted that he was leading America down a cataclysmic path by employing such short-sighted rhetoric.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) doubted the wisdom of Trump’s strategy, arguing, “We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe.” And ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) echoed Schumer’s position, stating that he took “exception to the President’s comments because you’ve gotta be sure you can do what you say you can do.”

After North Korea agreed to the Singapore Summit and even began deconstructing one of their nuclear testing sites, critics remained. But the final indication that Trump’s strategy was working came when the president cancelled the planned summit in response to continued insults from Pyongyang, indicating that he was willing to scrap everything at a moment’s notice in the absence of complete cooperation.

The diplomatic maneuver worked, guaranteeing the regime’s silence weeks ahead of the meeting. And on Tuesday, Trump saw nothing but success in the actual meeting, where he secured a deal with North Korea that included denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula.

Earlier today, lawyers in Norway nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Based on his success with North Korea, he definitely deserves it.

Heckler accuses Joe Biden of child molestation at promotional event for Biden’s upcoming memoir

Former Vice President Joe Biden encountered a brave and insistent heckler during a recent stop on his nationwide book tour over the weekend. Instead of badgering the lifelong Democrat with cheers and jeers, however, Biden’s tormentor came armed with specific, sensational accusations of sexual assault and pedophelia.

Biden was promoting his memoirPromise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose, at the Grand Wilmington in Delaware on Sunday when the indecorous interruption threatened to upend his interview by accusing him of molesting young girls on national television.

UNWANTED INTERRUPTION 

According to The News Journal in Wilmington, Biden was remembering how his late son Beau reacted to the news that a pediatrician was convicted for sexually molesting infants when a man stood up and interjected: “What about the girls you molested on C-SPAN at the Senate swearing in?” Take a look:

The heckler was immediately shouted down by an angry and unamused crowd. Conservative Institute has identified the insurgent as Howard Caplan, a Philadelphia activist who sometimes goes by David Howard and whose Twitter page is decorated with #pizzagate conspiracy theories and images of the former vice president that he believes provides incontrovertible proof of inappropriate sexual conduct.

“This is not Trump world,” Biden declared to the immense satisfaction of a supportive crowd. Security escorted the recalcitrant spectator from the auditorium, but not before he captured video evidence of his daring exchange with the former vice president.

Somehow, Caplan obtained a premium seat at the event and was sitting just behind prominent lawmakers and Valerie Biden, the former vice president’s sister. Event officials later explained that they had no idea how Caplan came to be in the VIP section.

Caplan later posted the video on social media, where it appeared next to dozens of posts on his account claiming to show a touchy-feely Biden in compromising positions as he repeatedly violates the personal space of women and girls. Critics insist that the Democrat’s lingering touch and awkward kisses represent the disgusting acts of a man who, despite being surrounded by cameras, cannot suppress his perverted urges.

HECKLER FOR HIRE

Biden wasn’t the first victim of Caplan’s unkind interjections. He cut twice-failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton off in 2016 during a campaign stump speech, telling the former secretary of State: “You’re going to prison!”

Later, events took a turn for the worst during a speaking engagement dubbed, “A conversation with President Bill Clinton” when Howard shouted, “Why did you fly on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ 26 times? Twenty-six times, Bill! What were you doing on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane?”

Additionally, during a televised open phones forum on C-SPAN, a Philadelphia man who identified himself as David Howard excoriated Washington Journal host John McArdle for refusing to adequately cover sex trafficking arrests around the country. He maintained McArdle’s attention until his monologue veered off into the surreal when he proclaimed, “Pizzagate is real, Pedogate is real,” prompting the host to end the conversation immediately.

“IT’S ON US”

Biden, a potential Democratic contender in the 2020 presidential race, has taken on a leading role in the “It’s On Us” movement to combat sexual assault across America’s college campuses. He has made appearances on colleges to discuss the pandemic and released public service announcements designed to foster greater awareness of the troubling phenomenon.

Speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami, Biden famously stated that he would “beat the hell” out of President Donald Trump over his treatment of women if the pair were still in high school.

“Sexual assault is about power and the abuse of power more than it is about sex,” he lectured students at the same event. Fortunately for Biden, his resident heckler-in-chief wasn’t there to interrupt.

 

‘Morning Joe’ Scarborough felt ‘sense of relief’ over Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

Even ex-Republicans can’t deny that President Donald Trump’s North Korea summit was a major achievement.

MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough praised Trump on his self-titled show on Tuesday for the historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he felt “a sense of relief” to see the two leaders shaking hands after months of tensions.

“GOOD ON HIM”

On his Tuesday episode of Morning Joe, Scarborough, a former Republican, recalled the “bleak situation” of six months ago, when talk of a ground war with North Korea bubbled up at the Pentagon’s top brass amid tensions with the regime. Scarborough admitted that the de-escalation culminating in Tuesday’s summit would look good for Trump when voters saw the front-page news.

“[American voters] are going to look at the front page of the paper today and they’re going to say, ‘Good on him. This is a hell of a lot better than a nuclear war,’” Scarborough said.

Watch “Morning Joe” talk Trump and North Korea:

“MAYBE THREATENING HIM” ACTUALLY WORKED

Trump’s first year in office was marked by hostility toward Kim, who he called a “Little Rocket Man” and threatened with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” But Scarborough admitted that Trump’s brash approach may have convinced Kim to come to the table.

“Who knows, maybe shaking things up, maybe saying ‘no’ to the experts, maybe raising hell on the world stage, maybe calling him ‘Little Rocket Man,’ maybe threatening him got these two together,” Scarborough suggested.

Trump signed a four-point pact with Kim at the recent summit calling for new, peaceful relations between the countries and total denuclearization of the peninsula. The meeting, which few thought was possible until recently, marked the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader.

Democrats and some Republican pundits were quick to question the consequences of the pact, with many saying that Trump had “legitimized” the North Korean regime while giving away too much for too little in return. Still, many saw the meeting as a historic sign that change was on the horizon between two countries that had technically been at war since the 1950s.

RARE PRAISE

Scarborough’s comments were a rare departure from his frequent criticism of the president. Scarborough said earlier this week that his “worst expectations” were met at the G-7 summit in Canada on Saturday, where the bold approach that Trump applied to North Korea was again on display.

Trump championed his “America First” agenda at the G7 summit in defiance of multi-lateral trade agreements that he says put America at a disadvantage. He later ditched a joint statement committing to the summit’s goals while flying on Air Force One to Singapore in response to a rebuke from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, left the party in October in protest of its support for Trump.

This is rare praise coming from a Trump critic, but it is hardly undeserved. If even Trump’s rivals are praising him, he must be doing something right.