Jun 20, 2018

Nobel Committee member says Trump is no longer a "moral leader"

President Donald Trump speaks on immigration issues. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is condemning President Trump for his administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the separation of migrant families, saying that the president is "no longer the moral leader of his country or the world," reports the Hill.

Why it matters: Trump was nominated by two members of Norway’s governing Progress Party on June 13, citing his achievement in reaching an agreement toward denuclearization of North Korea. But this member's recent comments reveal that not everyone on the committee is supportive of what Trump is doing.

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