After a historic meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un, President Donald J Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian lawmakers. The agreement Trump is working in order to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula is now the reason why Trump’s chances of a Nobel Prize has skyrocketed. (RELATED: South Korea’s President Says Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize).
In addition, as The Daily Caller reports, the odds have been calculated. Ladbrokes has officially slashed the odds Tuesday of Trump either winning the prize alone or with someone else in 2018 or 2019 from a pre-summit 10/1 to 6/4.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes opined, “Love him or loathe him, Trump has made history where others have failed.”
From Norway, their Nobel committee is appointed by the parliament and their decisions are independent. Trump’s nomination came from two conservative members of Norway’s Progress Party, which advocates for lower taxes and limited immigration.
As Progress Party member Per-Willy Amundsen said, “What’s going on now is historic. A process is underway 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 bring good results.”
Sadly, even though President Trump’s negotiations with Kim Jong-un and North Korea has largely been successful, Trump may find the biggest hurdle is some of the politically oriented members of the Nobel Committee, as some have condemned Trump in past statements.
For example, Nobel committee member Thorbjoern Jagland tweeted in 2015: “Donald Trump you may have set the news agenda but at what cost? Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful.” He also praised Nobel Prize winner Barack Obama, while condemning Trump’s comments about Muslims during the presidential campaign.
In addition, Henrik Syse, the Nobel Committee vice-chair wrote in 2016 (according to CNBC), “President-elect Donald Trump has, with his rhetoric, lowered the threshold for moral decency so far it is downright scary.”
However, Asle Toje, a new committee member, wrote an article entitled “Trump is no Hitler” for a Norwegian newspaper in 2017.
Last year’s prize went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
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