Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Letter compares Trump to Theodore Roosevelt

By Stephen Anthony Sobek
Pool via CNN

Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, The Associated Press and Fox News reported.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, members of the Progress Party, said Trump had “taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”

A group of U.S. lawmakers is also backing Trump’s nomination, the AP said.

Nominees for the prize must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before Feb. 1. AP said the committee doesn’t publicly comment on who is nominated -- that information is kept secret for 50 years.

The nomination letter compares Trump’s actions to President Theodore Roosevelt’s, Fox News reported. Roosevelt won the prize in 1906 for his efforts at the end of the Russian-Japanese War.

“Both President Roosevelt and President Trump show that government leaders who are not afraid to show that they are willing to use power can be tools for peace,” the letter said, according to Fox.

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