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Chatter about don’s Nobel chance grows

AFP
Published May 12, 2018, 3:05 am IST
Updated May 12, 2018, 3:05 am IST
As is customary, lawmakers in the Nordic region where the Nobel is awarded refrain from commenting on possible nominees.
Donald Trump
 Donald Trump

Washington: Barack Obama won it. So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

Now, President Donald Trump's supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize - a move that's being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe, where Trump remains deeply unpopular.

 

But that's not stopping a growing list of champions from pushing the Nobel committee to consider Trump for the world's most coveted diplomatic prize. “I've been talking about this for months,” said Indiana Rep. Luke Messer, praising the success of what he called Trump’s “Twitter diplomacy.” He's one of 18 Republican lawmakers who penned a letter to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen last week to “respectfully nominate President Donald J. Trump to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”

As is customary, lawmakers in the Nordic region where the Nobel is awarded refrain from commenting on possible nominees. But in Copenhagen, Denmark, there was little appetite for the prospect of a Trump win.

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