U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, in Me. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
by Associated Press June 13 at 10:49 a.m.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Two Norwegian lawmakers nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, legislators from the populist Progress Party, told the Norwegian news agency NTB that Trump "had taken a major and important step in the direction of disarmament, peace and reconciliation between Korea and North and South Korea. "
A group of US lawmakers endorsed Trump's nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize takes place in Norway. Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before February 1. The committee does not comment publicly on who was nominated, information that must be kept secret for 50 years.
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