Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize – but he did so at the U.S. government's prompting, according to a Sunday report in Japan's Asahi Shimbun.
Government sources customs asahi, one of Japan's oldest and largest national newspapers, had "informally" asked Japan to nominate Trump for the accolade following the president's landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources. given him “the most beautiful copy of a letter sent to the people who give out the thing called the Nobel Prize.”
“I have nominated you, respectfully on behalf of Japan, I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize, ”Trump said, apparently quoting the prime minister.
Trump said he'd thanked Abe for the nomination but added that he didn't expect to ever win the prize – even though, he noticed, "they gave it" to form President Barack Obama shortly after Obama had taken office 19659002] "[Obama] didn't even know what he got it for. He was [in office] for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize, ”Trump said. "He said," Oh, what did I get it for? "With me, I probably will never get it."
Japan's Foreign Ministry Duties it would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders. ”The Japanese Embassy in Washington told Kyodo News that there would be no comment. Prize in 2017 and 2018, but both documents were determined to have been "forfeited." A spokesman for the Norwegian Nobel Committee customs .
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