- When asked whether President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for helping spur denuclearization talks with North Korea, Elon Musk said, “I’m not one to judge.”
- The Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO paused briefly when a celebrity photographer posed the question via TMZ.
- Musk’s face froze in bemusement before he said “I think it may be premature to judge the North Korean situation.”
Elon Musk said “I think it may be premature to judge the North Korean situation” when asked whether President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for helping spur denuclearization talks with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
A celebrity photographer posed that question to the Tesla and SpaceX CEO via TMZ. The tabloid outlet posted video of the exchange on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Musk’s face froze in bemusement when he first heard the question before he said “I’m not one to judge,” and asked if chatter about Trump potentially receiving the Nobel Prize was a thing.
Watch the exchange below:
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 21, 2018
That chatter began shortly after North Korea turned the volume down on its nuclear aggressions earlier this year and started taking a more diplomatic posture. In some circles, people have credited Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign for reining in the North Korean regime.
Republicans formally nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month. South Korean president Moon Jae-in registered his endorsement last month, after he held a historic summit with Kim in the border territory between North and South Korea.