President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian lawmakers

GETTY    
     PEACE EFFORT Trump is determined to denucularise North Korea

GETTY PEACE EFFORT Trump is determined to denucularise North Korea

One day after holding a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Per-Willy Amundsen and Christian Tybring-Gjedde said Mr Trump took a "huge and important step" towards peace in the Korean Peninsular.

"I believe we can accomplish this by sending a clear signal, namely by awarding Trump the Nobel Peace Prize".

In the message of the broadcaster noted that the candidacy of Donald trump was nominated for the peace prize in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Lawmakers and academics from around the world can send nominations for the Nobel Prize.

The committee can not publicly reveal who has been nominated, so it is unclear if Mr Trump is in the running to scoop the prize in 2018.

Video looked like North Korean propaganda but came from White House
The carefully-choreographed signing went slightly off script when it appeared Kim's team did not want him to use the provided pen. Mr Mohan said that he knew he had a slim chance of meeting Donald Trump .

On Tuesday, Ladbrokes cut the odds of Trump winning alone or in a joint prize this year to 6/4 from 10/1 before the summit; William Hill offered odds of 6/4 on Trump and Kim to win jointly, either in 2018 or 2019. "This president is actually going to earn it".

Mr Trump's Norwegian nominations come after United Kingdom bookmakers slashed the odds of him winning after his summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

The Nobels in economics, literature, physics and medicine are awarded in Sweden.

The prizes are administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, appointed by Norway's parliament. Former President Obama oversaw a nation at war for the entirety of both of his terms, the LA Times reported, and during his two terms of office, the nation was responsible for dropping more military ordnance than any previous administration. Jagland declined to comment on Trump's chances after the summit.

For a nomination to be considered valid, it must be made by a person or organisation that falls in the broad categories listed in the Nobel Committee's rules.

The UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson said in May that Donald Trump deserves to be in the running for the honour if he can "fix" North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal.

Recommended News

  • Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

    Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

    Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. As the reporter continued to press Trump on whether he was anxious about Cohen flipping on him, Trump pushed back.
    A New Offensive Threatens to Deepen Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis

    A New Offensive Threatens to Deepen Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis

    Hodeidah is a city of around 600,000 people, and the lone port city under the control of the Shi'ite Houthi rebels. On Wednesday, Saudi-led coalition forces began an assault on the country's largest port, June 13, 2018 .
    Golden State Warriors Championship Parade

    Golden State Warriors Championship Parade

    But Myers walked back his claim at the Warriors championship parade by making an odd joke on stage at Durant's expense. Teenager Adriana Carnecer of San Francisco says she is a lifelong fan and is excited the team will be closer to home.
  • Pizza company asking for town nominations for pot hole repairs

    Pizza company asking for town nominations for pot hole repairs

    Customers interested in nominating their hometown for a paving grant from Domino's can enter their zip code on the website . It probably helped the residents of Bartonville to buy more Domino's too, so it sounds like a win-win.
    Philadelphia Eagles Player Calls Out Fox News 'Propaganda' for Prayer Photo

    Philadelphia Eagles Player Calls Out Fox News 'Propaganda' for Prayer Photo

    In response, the NFL has decided that players and teams will be fined if they kneel during national anthem from next season. Trump sang along to " The Star-Spangled Banner " and " God Bless America " during a brief ceremony that included the U.S.
    Pompeo on Trump’s diplomatic crisis: ‘There are always irritants in relationships’

    Pompeo on Trump’s diplomatic crisis: ‘There are always irritants in relationships’

    Ri Chun Hee, North Korea's best-known anchor, delivered news of the summit taking place on Korean Central Television on Monday. But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the two-hour meeting on Monday morning was "substantive and detailed".
  • Sony isn't budging on Fortnite cross-platform play

    Sony had been tight-lipped about the controversy, but in a statement to the BBC on Thursday, did little to help its cause. And it's horrendously bad, the kind of thing you would have your brother write for you as a sick note.
    'Rising Kashmir' editor shot dead in India-Occupied Kashmir

    'Rising Kashmir' editor shot dead in India-Occupied Kashmir

    He has gone way ahead in his profession."The senior journalist went to say that he was dedicated and efficient in his profession". He was also a regular presence at secondary diplomatic initiatives envisioning better relations between India and Pakistan .
    National Basketball Association  title odds hint at LeBron’s next team

    National Basketball Association title odds hint at LeBron’s next team

    The possibility remains that Cleveland could retool and make another run, but doing so would require some serious creativity. So is this end in Cleveland? I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well.
  • Gardner On Singapore Summit: ‘We Have To Be Eyes Open’

    Gardner On Singapore Summit: ‘We Have To Be Eyes Open’

    The US President has been criticised for meeting with the North Korean leader - with critics suggesting he has been "played". What's more , the official U.S. "memorandum of conversation", or "MemCom", of that meeting was written by the longtime U.S.
    Spanish port to accept 629 stranded migrants snubbed by Italy

    Spanish port to accept 629 stranded migrants snubbed by Italy

    Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stepped in, offering the boat safe harbor in the eastern port city of Valencia. Malta, for its part, has consistently refused to take in migrants, citing its small size and limited capacities.
    Krejcikova, Siniakova win French Open doubles

    Krejcikova, Siniakova win French Open doubles

    The world number one goes in search of Roland Garros title number 11 against Dominic Thiem of Austria on Sunday. Increasingly frustrated at Cecchinato's resistance, Thiem lost his composure completely in the second set.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.