Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Trump says Japan's Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize Trump Claims Japanese Prime Minister Nominated Him For A Nobel Peace Prize
Jeannette Daniel | 18 February, 2019, 18:02

"He didn't even know" what he got nominated for.

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun also claimed the Japanese prime minister had nominated Mr Trump at the U.S. president's request, citing unidentified government sources. Nor could a report Sunday by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing unidentified government sources, that Abe had nominated Trump at the US president's request.

Mr Trump said on Friday that he had received a "beautiful copy" of a letter sent by Shinzo Abe to the Nobel committee.

The president said he deserves the prestigious prize more than former President Barack Obama, who was awarded it in his first year in office. "I did that", Trump said, referring to an incident in 2017 where North Korea launched two long-range ballistic missiles over Hokkaido.

"He had rocket ships, and he had missiles flying over Japan, and they had alarms going off, you know that", Mr. Trump said.

The president said early exchanges with Kim were filled with "fire and fury", but since their first meeting past year the two had established a good relationship. "I am asking them to give you the Nobel peace prize"'.

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"I will probably never get it".

Mr Abe added that Mr Trump had also passed on Japan's concerns about past abductions of Japanese citizens by the North to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In response to these fears, the leaders of USA -allied Japan and South Korea have sought to forge closer ties with the unpredictable Trump, and have also massaged his ego by crediting him with the burgeoning detente with Pyongyang. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had both credited Trump for the breakthrough. "He was there for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize, and he said, 'Oh, what did I get it for?'" "The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table". "North Korea summit, is at a historical turning point", Abe said. "Nobody talks about that", Trump said.

During a long speech in the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed that he was responsible for saving about 3 million people in Syria from being slaughtered.

Trump and Kim will hold a second summit in Hanoi on February 27 and 28. The communist regime's dictator, Kim Jong Un, tested several missiles purportedly capable of reaching the United States and detonated what Pyongyang said was a hydrogen bomb. "That's why I think he has to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize".

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