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International relations

Trump says Abe nominated him for Nobel in 'beautiful' letter

US president takes credit for getting North Korea to stop flying 'rocket ships'

At a news conference at the White House on Feb. 15, President Donald Trump claimed he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japan's leader.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for easing tensions with North Korea, fueling speculation at home and abroad about the claim's authenticity.

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