During a White House press conference on Friday, President Donald Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Specifically, Abe wanted to recognize Trump's efforts to reach a peace agreement with North Korea, The Hill reported.
Although Trump thinks he's unlikely to ever win the award, he wanted to make his nomination known.
"In fact, I think I can say this. Prime Minister Abe of Japan gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel [Peace] Prize," Trump said. "He said, 'I have nominated you … respectfully on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.'"
Trump said that although "many other people feel that way too" he's unlikely to be recognized for his efforts.
Back in November, Trump told the New York Post it is highly unlikely the Nobel Peace Prize committee would award him the honor.
"Well, they'll never give it to me," Trump told The Post a few months back.
At the time, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Trump was worthy of the distinction for getting North Korea to denuclearize and end the Korean War.
“I just think that President Moon [Jae-in] was very nice when he suggested it,” Trump said in May when asked about his Nobel prospects. “I want to get peace. The main thing, we want to get peace. It was a big problem, and I think it’s going to work out well."
Will Trump receive the honor? Only time will tell.