President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Elias Hubbard
June 14, 2018

A pair of Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after he signed an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The Nobel Committee in Oslo typically receives hundreds of nominations each year, and past candidates have also included Russian President Vladimir Putin and Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The prize would be next year's because the deadline for this year has already passed.

Trump was nominated by two right-wing members of Norway's Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and lower taxes.

The two lawmakers called Trump's actions regarding North Korea "historic", with the potential "to ensure world peace in the future" in statements to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.

Reuters President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

A group of US lawmakers also are backing Trump's nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump himself has mused about earning the Nobel saying "everyone thinks so, but I would never say it", when asked about the possibility of the prize last month.

A group of USA lawmakers recently announced that they had also nominated Trump.

Trump declared on Wednesday that "there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

The most recent Americans to win the Peace Prize were then-President Obama in 2009 and former Vice President Al Gore in 2007.

The North Korean situation has been rocky as it has unfolded, but there has been significant progress.

Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests past year.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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