Donald Trump thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize and the internet is face-palming

Wait, WHAT?

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Wait, WHAT?

Donald Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, with his DT quotes making us all face-palm on the regular.

The president of the United States never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake and making friends with Putin to him getting trolled by JK Rowling and his controversial tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (claiming she worked for him on multiple occasions), the past year has been no exception.

In the past month alone, he made news for making a very sexist joke at his wife's expense, not to mention the revelations that he spent $10,000 on make up for his inauguration and that he photoshops his hands to make them look bigger.

This week however he made news for a reported nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize - and we don't know what to do.

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Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe. Credit: REX

According to Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has nominated him for 'a thing called a Nobel Peace Prize' (yes, really), writing a 'beautiful letter' about his opening a dialogue with North Korea.

'I like him a lot and he likes me a lot,' the President said of Mr Abe in a White House press conference on Friday, going on to explain his help in relieving Japan of the fears of North Korea launching missiles over their territory.

'Now, all of a sudden, they feel good,' Trump explained. 'They feel safe. I did that'.

Going on to insist how former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama 'couldn't have done that', he announced: 'I’ll never get it, but that’s OK. They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for'.

The Japanese government has not yet confirmed the President's claims and the Prime Minister's Office was reportedly not able to comment.

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