US President Donald Trump says that “everyone thinks” he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, after South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, rejected suggestions that he should win the prestigious award himself for his negotiations with North Korea, instead crediting Trump.
“Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump said when asked by a reporter in the White House if he thinks he should win the prestigious award.
Moon had said in April: “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing we need is peace.”
Also last week, Trump’s closest Republican allies in Congress nominated him for this year’s peace Nobel, giving him credit for pressuring North Korea into accepting a possible denuclearization agreement.
Led by Indiana Representative Luke Messer, 18 of Trump’s most ardent supporters in the House of Representatives wrote a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee Wednesday last week, recommending the Republican…