President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Kim Jong-un poses for selfie

Kim Jong-un poses for selfie

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The nomination comes after Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway took a swipe at former President Barack Obama's own Nobel Peace Prize saying "look, the last president was handed Nobel Peace Prize". This year, however, the alarm was set off, and the Nobel Institute even linked the police to the case, because they thought the Trump nomination was fake.

The committee can not publicly reveal who has been nominated, so it is unclear if Mr Trump is in the running to scoop the prize in 2018.

On Tuesday, Ladbrokes cut the odds of Trump winning alone or in a joint prize this year to 6/4 from 10/1 before the summit; William Hill offered odds of 6/4 on Trump and Kim to win jointly, either in 2018 or 2019.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone "who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses", according to the prize's website.

In their meeting, Trump and Kim pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.


Donald Trump, who on Tuesday became the first sitting USA president to meet with a North Korean leader, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Asked afterward if he deserved the honor, Trump said: "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it". Trump himself nearly pulled out of the summit in the weeks leading up to it.

Asle Toje, appointed to the committee this year, wrote an opinion piece in a Norwegian newspaper in 2017 telling Norwegians they were too negative towards Trump. His headline: "Trump is no Hitler". The remaining two committee members appear not to have written publicly about Trump.

The process of consideration for the award takes place in Norway.

Sky Bet is offering odds of the U.S. president winning the award this year at 8/1, while it puts the chances of him winning the prize alongside someone else at 5/4.

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

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