In the immediate aftermath of the historic Singapore summit, U.S. President Donald Trump has been formally nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
At Tuesday's meeting, Trump and Kim Jong Un signed an agreement in which the North Korean dictator agreed to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. In interviews and on social media, Trump has expressed confidence that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that major disarmament steps could occur within approximately two years.
Two Norwegian parliamentarians who are members of their country's populist Progress Party have submitted the name of Donald Trump for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize consideration. The deadline for 2018 nominations has already passed. In April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested that Trump should win the prize. In May, 18 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives nominated Trump for the honor.