The world witnessed a historic handshake between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on Friday.
The two warring neighbors pledged to end the Korean war and denuclearize the peninsula.
The man who is getting credit for this is US President Donald Trump.
He might soon have a Nobel Peace Prize to flaunt. Sounds unrealistic?
The Korean reconciliation is a favorite topic in international circuits, these days.
Interestingly, the bookies have put Trump as the top contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, soon after the confirmation of peace talks.
South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Trump made the momentous meeting possible. "He's been determined to come to grips with this from day one," she said.
It is still not confirmed if Trump, Kim Jong-un, and Moon Jae-In, are in the race as a team or individually. 330 candidates - 216 individuals and 114 organizations, have been short-listed for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018.
If Trump is felicitated, he will be the fifth US President after Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who was once a Trump critic, said, "Donald Trump convinced North Korea and China he was serious about bringing about change. We're not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize."
Trump, Xi, Moon and Kim together get my vote for the Nobel Peace Prize.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 27, 2018
At a Michigan rally on Saturday, Trump was welcomed by chants of "Nobel, Nobel", to which he replied after a pause.
"That's very nice, thank you. I just want to get the job done," chuckled Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, the President had missed the White House Correspondents Dinner, second time in a row, for the rally.
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