Japanese Media "Secrets": The White House asked Abe to nominate Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize

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Japanese Media "Secrets": The White House asked Abe to nominate Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize

2019-02-18 18:32:22 85 ℃


Last Friday (February 15), U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House press conference that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed that he should win the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his dialogue with the DPRK side to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula. "He is trying to defuse decades of tension on on the Korean peninsula." At that time, Trump, in response to a question from reporters about his second meeting with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam at the end of February, said that Abe "gave me a copy of the most beautiful letter." In this five-page letter, Abe wrote, "I recommend you and pay tribute to you on behalf of Japan. I ask them to award you the Nobel Peace Prize."


img src="/1ydzximg/0LJ92qwp4u"/ img src="/1ydzximg/0LJ92q8i6v"/> Trump also said that on 9 October 2009, the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to Barack Obama, who had been President of the United States for less than a year. A Nobel Prize official later wrote in his memoir that the Committee regretted the decision because it was mocked by some who believed that Obama had not done anything worthwhile. Now, Trump says that the Japanese Prime Minister thinks he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. It seems that he should be able to compete with Barack Obama. However, the Daily Mail reported on February 17 that according to Japanese media reports, it was "the White House that asked Abe to nominate Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize".

So Trump is a little anxious to compare with Barack Obama, but he is embarrassed to open this mouth, so he wanted to use Abe to propose, but did not expect the Japanese media to "reveal" the original committee. However, neither Japanese nor American officials commented on it -- the Japanese Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment Sunday (February 17); neither did the White House; a spokesman for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Reuters in Tokyo that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs knew Trump's remarks, but would not comment on the interaction between the two leaders. The website of the Nobel Foundation says that anyone who meets the nomination criteria, including the current head of state, can submit nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. Trump may be eager to win the prize, but he also concluded, "I may never get it."