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Trump Says Japan's Abe Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden on Feb. 15
Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden on Feb. 15Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Donald Trump he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with North Korea, according to remarks from Trump on Friday.

In a speech on border security in the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump said Abe had shown him a copy of a five-page letter he sent to “the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize.” The president was responding to a question on progress made since last year’s historic summit with North Korea.