Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump For Nobel Peace Prize
Two Norwegian lawmakers representing the populist party in the country’s legislature have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The lawmakers told their local media that Trump has “taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.” 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. This president is actually going to earn it.”
The Nobel committee notes that one of the categories of people eligible to nominate individuals are “Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states.” Currently there are “330 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 out of which 216 are individuals and 114 are organizations.”