Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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

Mr Trump's nomination places him alongside other prominent nominees in the past, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Note that the deadline for applications for the award of the Nobel peace prize of 2018, expired on January 31.

"In this situation, Trump is obviously a man of peace".

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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. Nominations for the 2009 prize closed 12 days after Mr Obama was sworn into office.

In a letter to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen, Bryant and six governors wrote that Trump's "firm stance against nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, friendship and unity between the two Koreas - and the rest of the world", according to the Associated Press.

In contrast, say Mr Trump's supporters, Mr Obama's successor has made a historic breakthrough in Korea that could potentially put an end to what has always been regarded as one of the most intractable conflicts in the world.

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. Worldwide, the US leader tends the highest, with the North Korean leader following. The meeting came after a relatively diplomatic year for North Korea. This year, it was nominated for a record number of 330 people.

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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.

Two Norwegian lawmakers - Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen - are behind the nomination.

The process of considering candidates for the honour is carried out in Norway, and nominations must be sent to the Nobel committee before February.

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