President Trump said something in passing yesterday and it didn’t get nearly the attention it should have.
He revealed he had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japan’s Prime Minister Abe!
And now we’re learning Abe isn’t the only one, there have been others!
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Abe wasn't the only one:
Here's more, from the Epoch Times:
Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said on Feb. 15 that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country.
Prime Minister 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,” Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden when asked about his upcoming summit with Kim later this month in Vietnam.
“He said, ‘I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’”
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who also has credited Trump with starting negotiations with North Korea, has endorsed him for the Nobel Peace Prize as well.
Trump said early exchanges with Kim were filled with “fire and fury,” but since their first meeting last year in Singapore, the two have established a good relationship. He said Abe nominated him because he was worried about North Korea conducting missile tests over Japan.
The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the nomination. The Japanese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In 2009, President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for laying out the U.S. commitment to “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”
“I’ll probably never get it, but that’s OK,” Trump said. “They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for.”
A group of 18 House lawmakers signed a letter formally nominating President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula on May 1, 2018.
“Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region,” said the letter drafted by Rep. Luke Messer and signed by 17 Republican House members.
The formal nomination came on the heels of a statement from South Korean President Moon Jae-in that “Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had both credited Trump for the breakthrough.
“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history,” the letter said. “The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.”
From the USA Today:
President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe.
Trump claimed the nomination was for his work opening a dialogue with North Korea. Less than a year ago, Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a historic meeting. Since then, Trump has claimed North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, although independent analysts have questioned that assessment.
Trump said Friday that 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. ... He said, 'I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.'"
Nominations for the 2019 prize were due to be submitted to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before Feb. 1.
The comments came after a question about Trump's planned summit in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
This is not the first time there has been talk of Trump being nominated for the prize.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has endorsed Trump for the prize, crediting him for starting negotiations with the reclusive North.
And in June, 2018, two Norwegian lawmakers nominated Trump for the peace prize. A group of U.S. lawmakers have also backed Trump’s nomination for the 2019 prize.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Donald Trump he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with North Korea, according to remarks from Trump on Friday.
In a speech on border security in the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump said Abe had shown him a copy of a five-page letter he sent to “the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize.” The president was responding to a question on progress made since last year’s historic summit with North Korea.
“He said, ‘I have nominated you...’ or ‘Respectfully, on behalf of Japan, I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize,’” Trump said, according to a White House transcript.
The U.S. president didn’t elaborate on when Abe sent the letter or showed him the copy. He said Abe sent the nomination because Japan now feels “good” and “safe” after North Korean ballistic missile launches ceased. The Japanese Defense Ministry’s annual white paper released in August described North Korea as still posing a “grave and imminent” threat to the country.