Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers on Wednesday nominated U.S. President Donald Trump nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, citing Trump's historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

This latest show of support from the Norwegian party members echoes the position offered up by a group of 18 Republican congressmen who offered unconditional endorsement of President Trump and his viability for consideration of the Nobel Peace Prize this year, USA Today reported. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize.

Trump's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize will be for next year's award as the nomination process for the 2018 award ended in January. In February, Olav Njolstad, the secretary of the committee, revealed that he had uncovered two forged nominations of Mr Trump for the 2018 peace prize. "This president is actually going to earn it".

They are convinced that the meeting with trump, Kim Jong-UN, has historical significance and will be a positive influence peace on the planet.

The Oslo-based panel has closed nominations for the 2018 prize, so Mr Trump's Singapore triumph could not bear fruit until the next victor is announced in October 2019.

"We will of course follow the development closely, but the fact that we have come this far is, in my opinion, worthy of a peace prize", he said.

Former President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen worldwide diplomacy and co-operation between peoples", although the decision was highly controversial.

The prizes are administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, appointed by Norway's parliament.

Any member of a national assembly may submit nominations for consideration.

Per-Willy Amundsen echoed his remarks, saying that it would not be the first time that a Peace Prize was awarded to someone in the midst of a process.

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