Trump up for Nobel Peace Prize after Kim summit
DONALD Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize following the historic nuclear weapons summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, it emerged yesterday.
He has been put forward for the coveted honour by two Right-wing politicians in host nation Norway.
Per-Willy Amundsen and Christian Tybring-Gjedde said Mr Trump took a “huge and important step” towards peace in the Korean Peninsular.
Mr Amundsen said: “A process is under way to ensure world peace in the future. It’s a fragile process, but we must of course do what we can to help this process yield good results.
“I believe we can accomplish this by sending a clear signal, namely by awarding Trump the Nobel Peace Prize.”
The Oslo-based panel has closed nominations for the 2018 prize, so Mr Trump’s Singapore triumph could not bear fruit until the next winner is announced in October 2019.
Trump and Jong-un signed a deal to steer North Korea towards denuclearisation, in exchange for reduced economic sanctions from America.
But critics claim Mr Trump made too many concessions to the 34-yearold dictator and handed him undeserved status on the world stage. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo admitted later there was still “a lot of work left to do” and that Washington wanted to see “major disarmament” in the next two years.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump dismissed legal action against his charitable foundation for alleged illegal conduct. He attacked “sleazy New York Democrats” after state attorney general Barbara Underwood accused the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors of conducting “extensive unlawful political coordination”.
The allegations include irregular support for Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. But the President hit back on Twitter, insisting he would defend the record of a body which “gave out to charity more money than it took in”.
And in the week of the historic meeting with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump turned 72 yesterday without fanfare, but daughter Ivanka, 36, and son Donald Jr, 40, posted greetings on social media.
Ivanka tweeted: “Happy, happy birthday Dad! I love you very much. Wishing you your best year yet!”
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands on the peace deal in Singapore