JAPAN/OBAMA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump claimed Friday [2-15-19] that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between North and South Korea. Trump said Abe showed the president ‘the most beautiful five-page letter’ that he sent to the Norwegian committee that awards the prestigious diplomatic prize each year…The Japanese embassy in Washington did not immediately return an email seeking confirmation that Abe had, in fact, submitted Trump’s name for the peace prize. Trump said he would ‘probably would never get’ the prize, but that he had thanked the Japanese prime minster…Former President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for his ‘extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples’ in 2009, a year he worked to curb the spread of nuclear weapons. He was the fourth U.S. president to be honored by the Nobel committee.”

Katie Galioto, “Trump says Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize,” Politico, February 15, 2019 12:30 pm