May 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Europeans roll their eyes at possibility of Trump winning Nobel

 President Moon of the Republic of Korea, and U.S. President Trump walk from the Oval Office for their joint press conference

South Korean President Moon Jae-in President Trump walk from the Oval Office. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The N.Y. Times surely caused a few readers to choke on their quinoa flakes with the headline, "President Trump a Nobel Laureate? It’s a Possibility":

  • "[T]he idea of his 2019 nomination, ... heartily endorsed by President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, has started to take root among his supporters."
  • Trump said with a laugh on Wednesday when asked if he deserved the prize: “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it."

The idea is "being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe," AP's Jill Colvin reports:

  • "As a member of the European Parliament, [the U.K.'s right-wing Nigel] Farage is among those who can nominate people for the prize, and said he would be setting up a petition to bolster Trump."
  • "Nominations can come from university professors, directors of peace research and international affairs institutes, and former recipients, as well as members of national assemblies and national governments."

Be smart: Let's have the summit, first.

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