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Trump tells reporter “everyone” thinks he should win a Nobel Peace Prize

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President Trump floated the idea of receiving some sort of Nobel Peace Prize for his upcoming summit with North Korea, telling reporters Wednesday that “everyone thinks” he should be given the prestigious awards, though, of course, he would never say he deserved it himself.

“Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump told a White House reporter when asked whether he should be awarded the honor.

“The prize I want is victory for the world — not for even here — I want victory for the world,” Trump said. “That’s the only prize I want.”

His comments come ahead of a planned historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, where Trump hopes to receive a commitment of denuclearization from the regime.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last month Trump was deserving of the award for his efforts to broker a deal with Pyongyang, according to Reuters.

President Trump floated the idea of receiving some sort of Nobel Peace Prize for his upcoming summit with North Korea, telling reporters Wednesday that “everyone thinks” he should be given the prestigious awards, though, of course, he would never say he deserved it himself.

“Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump told a White House reporter when asked whether he should be awarded the honor.

“The prize I want is victory for the world — not for even here — I want victory for the world,” Trump said. “That’s the only prize I want.”

His comments come ahead of a planned historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, where Trump hopes to receive a commitment of denuclearization from the regime.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last month Trump was deserving of the award for his efforts to broker a deal with Pyongyang, according to Reuters.

“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,” Moon said at a meeting with senior officials on April 30.

And it’s not entirely impossible.

“Part of the strength of the Nobel Peace Prize is that it is controversial,” Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told the New York Times. “If it was a global consensus prize, it wouldn’t have the relevance and the authority that it actually has today.”

Eighteen House Republicans formally nominated the president for prize on May 2 in a letter to the Norwegian

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