Trump: ‘Peace Is Only Award I Want’


US President Donald Trump responded to the proposals of US congressmen, Lindsay Graham (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to be awarde Nobel Peace Prize for improving relations with the DPRK and efforts to establish peace and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. 

To the journalist’s request he responded with a big smile.

“Everyone thinks that I deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, but I would never say that,” Trump said at a meeting of the White House office. 

“The prize I want is victory for the world, not even here. I want victory for the world because that’s what we’re talking about. So that’s the only prize I want,” Trump went on.

The suggestion came on the hill of the meeting between Kim and Moon Jae-in.

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards awarded by the Nobel Committee. Its laureates are traditionally announced in October, the awards ceremony is held on December 10, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death.

If Trump is awarded this award, he will become the fifth American president to receive the Nobel Prize. Its winners were formerly US President Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. The last award was presented in 2009 “for efforts to strengthen international diplomacy”.

In the meantime, a recent poll by SSRS showed that about three-quarters of Americans (77%) approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s approval for handling the situation with North Korea has jumped 10 points since late March.

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