Norwegian politicians have nominated Donald trump for the Nobel peace prize

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Two Norwegian lawmakers cast their votes for Trump and told their local media that Trump has "taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace, and reconciliation between North and South Korea".

House Republicans also nominated Trump for the Peace Prize in May for "working tirelessly" "to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region", according to a letter by lawmakers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The percentages, calculated in California out of searches for all three terms -"President Trump", "Kim Jong-un", and "Nobel Peace Prize" - 77%, 9% and 14%, respectively.

In the past seven days, the keywords "President Trump", "Kim Jong-un", and "Nobel Peace Prize" continue to trend upward in Google search queries.

Mr Trump's nomination places him alongside other prominent nominees in the past, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

"In this situation, Trump is obviously a man of peace".

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The prizes are administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, appointed by Norway's parliament.

But while a Nobel award would cause consternation among Trump's critics, he also has some high-profile supporters.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement on Tuesday pledging to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, though it's unclear what the timeline is for denuclearization and how the US will enforce it.

Four US presidents - Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama - have so far received the most prestigious peace prize in the world.

He was the second oldest person to assume the USA presidency when he took office in 2017. A record 330 people were nominated this year.

Per-Willy Amundsen echoed his remarks, saying that it would not be the first time that a Peace Prize was awarded to someone in the midst of a process.

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