Trump claims was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese PM

Can President Trump be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize? The question probably may confuse anyone, and particularly after the declaration of national emergency, but the president himself claimed he was earlier nominated for it by Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe for efforts to broker peace between North Korea and South Korea.

Speaking to the reporters at White House on Friday the president added that he thanked Abe though he knows would probably never get a Nobel Peace Prize.

He continued further that the Japanese Prime Minister showed him five-page letter sent to the Norwegian committee proposing his name in the nomination list.

However, former President Barack Obama received the most prestigious diplomatic prize for his efforts in strengthening international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples in 2009.

Obama was the fourth US president to get a Nobel Peace Prize.

Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last year Trump deserved the honor by Nobel committee for his work in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

The president is scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month in Vietnam. It will be his second summit and the two leaders will discuss about denuclearization again on the Korean peninsula.

During the press briefing Trump added he has a good relationship with the North Korean leader.

He said, “I like him a lot, and he likes me a lot.”

Paul Linus