Trump up for No­bel Peace Prize af­ter Kim sum­mit

Daily Express - - NEWS - By Cyril Dixon

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!”

Pic­ture: AN­THONY WAL­LACE/ REUTERS

Kim Jong-un and Don­ald Trump shake hands on the peace deal in Sin­ga­pore

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