Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

After Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The peace prize, first awarded in 1901, was endowed by the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel. The Nobel Committee in Oslo typically receives hundreds of nominations each year, and past candidates have also included Russian President Vladimir Putin and Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Two lawmakers from Norway nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the meeting.

The Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump were Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen of the country's right-leaning Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and shrinking the size of government.

A few suggested a less "mainstream" option for the next Nobel Prize victor, recalling Dennis Rodman's efforts in establishing the dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea. So while Trump and Kim could be among the 330 nominees for 2018, an award linked to North Korea may be more likely in 2019.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize.

The North Korean situation has been rocky as it has unfolded, but there has been significant progress.

A group of USA lawmakers recently announced that they had also nominated Trump. The worldwide community ratcheted up economic sanctions at the time as North Korea launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles and tested their most powerful nuclear weapon.

Former recipients have included Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. In return, Trump promised to end "war games", or joint military exercises, with South Korea.

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