A pair of Norwegian lawmakers has nominated President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize after his face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two world leaders met on Tuesday in Singapore and signed an agreement designed to work towards denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
The nomination was reported by Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. The Nobel Peace Prize is presented by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The winner receives over $1.1 million and a solid gold medal worth over $4.5 million.
The lawmakers who submitted the nomination were Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen. Both are a part of Norway’s right-leaning Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and smaller government.
Republicans have been pushing for Trump’s nomination for the Peace Prize ever since negotiations with North Korea ramped up. Now that the two have met and relations seem to be headed in a positive direction, their case grows stronger in their favor.
On Wednesday, Trump declared that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.
Lawmakers and academics from around the world can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Nominations for the year 2018 are closed so Trump’s nomination is for the 2019 prize.