Two Norwegian lawmakers on Wednesday nominated U.S. President Donald Trump nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, citing Trump's historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
The peace prize, first awarded in 1901, was endowed by the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel.
But before placing your bets, you may want to read what some members of the five-strong Norwegian Nobel Committee, which chooses the victor of the $1 million prize each October, have written about the US president in the past. The prize would be next year's because the deadline for this year has already passed.
The lawmakers told their local media that Trump has "taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea".
Trump was nominated by two right-wing members of Norway's Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and lower taxes.
In this handout photograph provided by The Strait Times, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, is pictured with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore.
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Singapore is paying the bill for Kim and the North Korean delegation, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told the BBC on Monday. Jong-un is reportedly fearful that he might be targeted by an assassin while in Singapore .
A group of USA lawmakers also are backing Trump's nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Last December, he wrote: "Trump is insulting Muslims on Twitter" and by contrast praised former President Barack Obama, who won the 2009 prize, as a statesman.
Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests previous year.
Kim backed off in response to Trump's multiple demonstrations of US military power and resolve, and his toughening of economic sanctions against North Korea.
2017 prize went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). North Korea also agreed to return the remains of American military personnel killed in that country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.