Trump nominated for Peace Prize by Norway right-wing lawmakers

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     TRIUMPHANT Trump hailed his'special bond with Kim after their summit

The Nobel Committee in Oslo typically receives hundreds of nominations each year, and past candidates have also included Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and actress Susan Sarandon.

Reuters President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit in Singapore on Tuesday. The prize would be next year's because the deadline for this year has already passed.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen belong to Norway's right-leaning Progressive Party, which favors small government and low taxes, and they hold anti-immigration and anti-Muslim views.

Nominations for the world's most coveted prize are open to lawmakers, academics and researchers from around the world.

Trump 'had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea, ' they told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday.

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson said in May that Donald Trump deserves to be in the running for the honour if he can "fix" North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal.

Norwegian broadcaster NPK reports that Tybring-Gjedde considers this nomination "a nudge to make Donald Trump finish what he's started".

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) and 17 other GOP House members said in their submission, "We can think of no one more deserving of the Committee's recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world". "This president is actually going to earn it".

Trump's summit with Kim is the first time a US president had met face to face with a North Korean leader. North Korea also agreed to return the remains of American military personnel killed in that country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. This year stands in stark contrast to last year, when Trump and Kim traded barbs and threats.

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