Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

14 June, 2018, 06:58 | Author: Myra Gill
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Two far-right Norwegian politicians have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, lauding his efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

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. The deadline for this year's prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year. "This president is actually going to earn it".

Asked afterward if he deserved the honor, Trump said: "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it". 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 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. "Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful". Jagland declined to comment on Trump's chances after the summit.


Syse said his writings as a political philosopher and commentator 'should in no way be read as comments pertaining to the prize or to our process in what is a five-person committee'. His headline: "Trump is no Hitler".

The committee's secretary, Olav Njoelstad, said "it is not impossible" for someone who has been criticized by committee members to be considered, and even win, the prize. "The sanctions decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table", Republican lawmakers wrote.

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

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