Look Who Nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize – It’s Not Who You Think

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President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to denuclearize North Korea and bring peace to the region. Who nominated him, however, is the surprise.

While the mainstream media insists foreign governments don’t like Trump and his administration, members of the Storting (Norway’s parliament) have submitted President Trump for consideration to the Nobel committee, which is based in Norway.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, members of Norway’s Progress Party, think Trump’s summit with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un deserves recognition.

The Daily Mail reports on the reasoning by the Norweigian lawmakers to nominate Trump.

Trump ‘had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea,’ they told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday.

A group of U.S. lawmakers also are backing Trump’s nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway.

Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before February 1.

The committee doesn’t publicly comment on who was nominated, information which is required to be kept secret for 50 years.

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Per-Willy Amundsen (left) and Christian Tybring-Gjedde

In their historic meeting on Tuesday, Trump and Kim pledged to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.

But while a Nobel award would cause consternation among Trump’s critics, he also has some high-profile supporters.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize.

In 2015, Nobel committee member Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister who heads the Council of Europe, tweeted: ‘Donald Trump you may have set the news agenda but at what cost? Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful’.

Last December, he wrote: ‘Trump is insulting Muslims on Twitter’ and by contrast praised former President Barack Obama, who won the 2009 prize, as a statesman.

Jagland declined to comment on Trump’s chances after the summit.

As he headed home from the North Korean summit, he reflected on Twitter about the progress made.

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