Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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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.

Trump then said that "everyone thinks he deserves" the Nobel peace prize, but he wants another award - "victory for peace".

The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway, the AP reported. They added that their nomination for Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize would send a clear signal to the USA and world to finish what was started.

The nomination letter goes on to compare President Trump's hard-nosed negotiation style, which relies on maximum leverage and strong economic sanctions to suggest a path forward, to that utilized by Roosevelt when he was tasked with negotiating the diplomatic minefield between both belligerents after the Japanese-Russian war at the outset of the 20th century.

Kim backed off in response to Trump's multiple demonstrations of USA military power and resolve, and his toughening of economic sanctions against North Korea.

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Kim also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in after inviting Trump to meet. Trump neglected to notify South Korea, or the USA military, of those plans before the press conference.

Past winners include former United States president Barack Obama and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. This year, it was nominated for a record number of 330 people.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone "who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses", according to the prize's website. Members of parliaments and national assemblies, justices at the the International Court of Justice, university professors of certain disciplines, previous recipients of the peace prize are among those who qualify.

"Currently under the process of peace".