Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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     PEACE EFFORT Trump is determined to denucularise North Korea

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Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians after his historic meeting with 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".

The Hill reports that it was two members of Norway's right-wing Progress Party, Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, who made the nomination. The prizes are administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, appointed by Norway's parliament. A record 330 people were nominated this year.

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Nominations for the world's most coveted prize are open to lawmakers, academics and researchers from around the world.

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

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) and 17 other GOP House members said in their submission, "We can think of no one more deserving of the Committee's recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world". They argued that President Trump had already earned this distinction due to his efforts to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. Kim backed off in response to Trump's multiple demonstrations of US military power and resolve, and his toughening of economic sanctions against North Korea.

While South Korean President Moon Jae-in, former United States president Jimmy Carter and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have all suggested Trump could deserve the Nobel, many specialists, including historian Asle Sveen and Henrik Urdal, the head of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (Prio), have argued it is a bit premature. Last year's victor was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. North Korea also agreed to return the remains of American military personnel killed in that country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

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