He said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given him "the most attractive copy" of a five-page letter in which Abe nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea.
But observers say Trump's string of bellicose threats directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his country in 2017 - including his vow to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea and to "totally destroy" the nation of 25 million people if it threatened the USA or its allies - contributed much to the fears of a bloody and possibly nuclear conflict at the time. So, Prime Minister Abe gave me - it's the most attractive five-page letter.
"He'd been there "for about 15 seconds", and he gets nominated", Trump said. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen worldwide diplomacy and cooperation between people" in 2009.
The president said Mr. Abe is grateful for Mr. Trump's diplomatic efforts with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has stopped testing missiles over the sea of Japan and ceased nuclear tests amid denuclearization talks.
Trump complained that he didn't expect to win the award - even though Barack Obama was granted the Peace Prize in 2009. With me, I probably will never get it, ' Trump said. "They gave it to Obama".
'He didn't even know what he got it for.
The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the nomination.
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On the day of the announcement, Obama said he was "surprised" by the award, not that he didn't know why he was given it. "He said, 'Oh what did I get it for?' With me, I probably will never get it".
In early 2018, two Norwegian lawmakers nominated President Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an agreement on North Korea's denuclearisation. The leadership of Russia, Iran and Turkey all welcomed Trump's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria.
The president was nominated for the prize in 2017 and 2018, but the Nobel Committee determined that both nominations were "forged".
In January of that year, he also hailed Trump, saying he "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks". "North Korea summit, is at a historical turning point", Abe said. "It is possible that Trump confused Abe and Moon in the retelling", the Nikkei Asian Review noted. "He's not making Abe look very good".
Trump and Kim will hold a second summit in Hanoi on February 27 and 28.
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