According to a Sunday report in the Asahi Shimbun, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last year after being asked to do so by the U.S. government.
Trump told reporters on Friday during his national emergency declaration press conference in the Rose Garden that Japanese Prime Minister Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his peace talks with North Korea.
Trump quoted Shinzo Abe saying “I have nominated you, respectfully, on the behalf of Japan.”
“He had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan. They had alarms going off. You know that. Now, all of a sudden they feel good. They feel safe. I did that,” Trump said describing the reasons for the nomination.
“According to the sources, the U.S. government “informally” asked Tokyo to nominate Trump after he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June, the first-ever summit between the two countries.”The Asahi Shimbun
The Asahi is one of Japan’s oldest and largest newspapers and have always trusted their Government sources.
According to Routers, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said it “would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders.”
A spokesman for the Nobel Committee told Washington Post that President Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and 2018 but those documents have been forged.