May 11, 2018

Europeans roll their eyes at possibility of Trump winning Nobel

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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