President Trump said Thursday that “everyone thinks” he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when asked by a reporter if he thinks he deserves the prestigious award.
“Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump said ahead of a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I want to get it finished. The prize I want is victory for the world, not even here. I want victory for the world because that’s what we’re talking about. So that’s the only prize I want,” Trump said.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards given yearly by the Nobel Committee.
The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Barack Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Obama was the fourth U.S. President to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, after Theodore Roosevelt (1906) and Woodrow Wilson (1919)—both of whom received the award during their terms—and Jimmy Carter (2002), who received the award 21 years after leaving office.
Does Pres. Trump deserve the Nobel Prize? "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it," Pres. Trump says.
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