Getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize is a high honor for anyone, including the President of the United States. That’s why so many people were proud when our current leader, President Trump, recently revealed that he had been nominated for this exciting and prestigious award. But it isn’t Trump’s first time around the block; he’s been nominated before, in June of 2018. We’ll tell you a bit about Trump’s history with the Nobel Prize and why his supporters feel he is worthy in this post.
- Trump was first nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in June of 2018. The nomination came from Norwegian lawmakers, Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen. They nominated Trump for this prize due to his meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
- The latest nomination is claimed to have come from Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister. Trump states, “He (Shinzo Abe) gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize.”
- Japan’s Prime Minister told his country’s Parliament that he would not confirm one way or the other if he had given this nomination to President Trump. He did, however, say that Trump had “decisively responded toward North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues, and held the historic summit meeting with North Korea last year.” He also stated that he appreciates Trump’s leadership.
- Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president has also given praise to Trump for starting talks with North Korea. In April of 2018 Moon Jae-in was very vocal about supporting Trump for the Nobel Prize.
- This award will not be given until December. The nominations are accepted until February 1, 2019. The committee keeps all nominations for the prize secret until a decision has been made as to the winner.
- Trump has many people supporting him for this award. Many of which are considered high-profile and have expressed how much Donald Trump deserves this honor for all of his efforts.