President Donald Trump has been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, just days after the historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and just weeks after 18 House Republicans sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee formally requesting he be nominated.
The Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump were Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen of the country's right-leaning Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and shrinking the size of government.
But before placing your bets, you may want to read what some members of the five-strong Norwegian Nobel Committee, which chooses the victor of the $1 million prize each October, have written about the USA president in the past.
Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year's prize, but he was also put forth as a candidate in 2016 and 2017. Those efforts materialized on Tuesday in a historic face-to-face meeting with Kim. "I think that we can do this by sending a clear signal and awarding the peace prize to Trump", Amundsen told national broadcaster NRK.
In 2015, Nobel committee member Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister who heads the Council of Europe, tweeted: "Donald Trump you may have set the news agenda but at what cost?"
The last American to win the prize was former President Barack Obama, who won in 2009.
Syse said his writings as a political philosopher and commentator 'should in no way be read as comments pertaining to the prize or to our process in what is a five-person committee'.
He declined to comment on Tuesday.
The process of consideration for the award takes place in Norway.
Trump declared on Wednesday that "there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".