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TMZ asks Lindsey Graham if Trump should win Nobel prize. His answer (featuring Obama) is hilarious.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) jokes about President Donald Trump, the Nobel Peace Prize, and former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. (Image source: TMZ video screenshot)

TMZ asks Lindsey Graham if Trump should win Nobel prize. His answer (featuring Obama) is hilarious.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that liberals will lose their minds — and their wills to live — if President Donald Trump won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wait, what?

TMZ approached Graham on Thursday in Washington, D.C., where they asked him if he believed Trump would be a good candidate for the coveted prize.

Graham eventually issued a standard response, but not before making a joke at the expense of liberals across the country.

"Well, if North Korea comes through, yes," Graham answered. "I'll say this: if Donald Trump gets the Nobel Peace Prize, liberals all over the world will jump out of buildings."

Graham went on to note that winning the prize isn't about being liked, it's about results.

"I think he's doing a good job destroying ISIS, taking Iran on, but if we can give North Korea to give up their nukes, and live in peace, [Trump] would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize," Graham added.

The TMZ cameraman couldn't resist jabbing Graham with the fact that former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize award in 2009 for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” and “creating a new climate in international politics.”

He also helped encourage “the vision of a world free from nuclear arms,” and for “powerfully [stimulating] disarmament and arms control negotiations.”

Graham laughed at the TMZ cameraman's statement, and fired back, "Yeah, he won for not being [former President George W.] Bush."

You can watch the exchange in the video below.

Who are the Peace Prize winners?

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday, and went to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their fights to end sexual violence.

Mukwege is a doctor — gynecologist and surgeon — who has worked tirelessly in treating female rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Murad is Yazidi woman from Sinjar, Iraq, and a former sex slave to the Islamic State. In 2016, Murad became a U.N. goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking.

Of the winners, Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norweigan Nobel Committee, said, "Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes."

"Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others," Reiss-Andersen said.

"Each of them in their own way has helped to give greater visibility to wartime sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions," Reiss-Andersen added.

You can read more about Friday's awards here.

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