Via The Hill:
A pair of Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after he signed an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The nomination, reported by Norway’s state broadcaster NRK, comes a little more than a month after a group of House Republicans sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee formally requesting that the president get nominated for the highly coveted prize.
The Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump were Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen of the country’s right-leaning Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and shrinking the size of government.
The nomination is for the 2019 prize, because nominations for this year closed in January.
Some Republicans have floated Trump’s name for the Nobel Prize in recent months as he worked towards negotiations with North Korea. Those efforts materialized on Tuesday in a historic face-to-face meeting with Kim.