[Ed. – Here’s hoping Trump had planned to refuse the award in the first place, choosing (to paraphrase Groucho Marx) not to become a member of a club that had accepted Barack Obama and Al Gore.]
A member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is condemning President Trump for the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in separated families, saying that the president is “no longer the moral leader of his country or the world.”
“What is happening at the border where he is separating children from their parents is a sign that he is no longer the moral leader of his country or the world,” Thorbjorn Jagland, who is also the secretary general of a human rights watchdog, Council of Europe, said, according to Agence France-Press.
“He cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world,” he added.
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Many lawmakers previously supported the idea of Trump being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in convening a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month. But Jagland and many other heads of human rights groups have spoken out against Trump this week for his immigration policy.