President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Susan Walsh)

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

February 15, 2019 - 3:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the leader of Japan nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea.

At Friday's White House event on the border wall, Trump spoke about his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Trump said early exchanges with Kim were filled with "fire and fury," but since their first meeting last year, the two have established a good relationship.

Trump says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH'-bay) gave him a copy of the letter he wrote nominating the president for the Nobel Prize.

The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the nomination. There was no immediate comment from the Japanese embassy in Washington.

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