You may recall last may when President Trump talked frequently about deserving the Nobel Peace Prize. When reporters asked if he thought he deserved the prestigious honor, he said, “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it.”
Then this past Friday, President Trump said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, much to the surprise of those on social media. Trump quoted Abe as writing, “I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan.”
While ‘everyone’ certainly did not think he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, apparently Shinzo Abe, did.
Or did he?
According to a new bombshell report from Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun, Prime Minister Abe did in fact nominate Trump for the award, but it may not be because he actually believed that Trump deserved it. According to sources, The Asahi Shimbun reports that the U.S. government asked Tokyo to nominate Trump for the award after he had held a one-on-one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The sources for this report are apparently from someone within the Japanese government. If true, this is not only an embarrassment for President Trump, but also for high ranking officials within the Japanese government.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Japan would not provide any additional comment to The Jerusalem Post. Hill Reporter has also reached out and we have yet to receive a response.