Trump claims he deserves a Nobel prize "for many things"

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US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will get a "Nobel Prize for many things" – if the committee awards awards fairly.

Trump spoke with UN journalists and suggested that he would win the prestigious peace prize before targeting his predecessor to get the honor in 2009.

"I think I'll get a Nobel Prize for many things, if they distributed it equally, which they don't do," he said.

"They gave one to Obama immediately after his rise to the presidency and he had no idea why he got it.

"You know what? This was the only thing I agreed on with him."

At the beginning of this year, it was reported that Trump was appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and by at least two other Norwegian politicians for his "positive developments on the Korean peninsula" and the easing of tensions with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

President Barack Obama was the last American to receive the coveted peace prize.

Obama won in 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people".

This year, 301 candidates received nominations by the January 31 deadline – 223 people and 78 organizations.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee – which selects the recipients of the peace prize every year – historically does not reveal the names of those nominated up to 50 years after the event.

The winner selection process involved the creation of a short list, subject to evaluation by the Nobel Committee of "permanent consultants" in addition to international experts from Norway and beyond.

The final decision is made at the last meeting, usually at the beginning of October.

This year, the winner will be announced on October 11th, with the acceptance ceremony scheduled for December.

The Nobel Peace Summit was launched about 20 years ago as a means of bringing together "the most stimulating supporters of social, political, community, international and personal peace".

This article originally appeared on Fox News and has been reproduced with permission

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