A group of Republican lawmakers has nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring North Korea to the negotiating table - a stunning turnaround from previous year, when Washington and Pyongyang found themselves locked in a bitter war of words and threats that some feared could lead to nuclear war.
The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway, the AP reported.
Lawmakers and academics from around the world can send nominations for the Nobel Prize. It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year's prize.More news: United Nations seeks urgent ceasefire to stop UAE assault on Yemeni port
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Trump for a summit Tuesday in Singapore, where they signed an agreement to work together towards peace and denuclearization. The deadline for this year's prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year.
The North Korean situation has been rocky as it has unfolded, but there has been significant progress.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize.
Last December, he wrote: "Trump is insulting Muslims on Twitter" and by contrast praised former President Barack Obama, who won the 2009 prize, as a statesman.More news: Manchester United’s Fred suffers injury in Brazil training
Trump declared on Wednesday that "there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".
Trump's summit with Kim is the first time a USA president had met face to face with a North Korean leader.
Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests previous year. North Korea also agreed to return the remains of American military personnel killed in that country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.More news: Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money'