On Wednesday, two Norwegian lawmakers nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize following his historic Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen of the Norwegian Progress Party, stated in a report to Norwegian news agency, NTB that President Trump’s actions at the summit were “a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.” This statement commends the agreement Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and to work towards making peace between the United States and North Korea.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the process of considering candidates for Nobel prizes occur in Norway. The deadline for nominations for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was February 1. Since nominated prior to that date, these nominations will be effective for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
This nomination is supported by a group of 18 Republican lawmakers who wrote a letter to the Nobel Committee last month in attempt to award the Peace Prize to President Trump for his efforts to denuclearize North Korea.