Donald Trump has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for his work easing nuclear tensions with North Korea.
A group of 18 Republicans signed a letter putting the 71 year old US President up for the award won by his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009.
Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are working out the details of a historic meeting which could take place by the end of May.
The former reality TV star, who says he wants to convince Kim to ditch his nuclear programme, would become the first sitting US president to meet with a North Korean head of state.
Kim has repeatedly risked sanctions or worse by conducting illegal missile tests off the Korean Peninsula, with at least one rocket fired over the Japanese mainland.
But today, the dictator recently told a visiting Chinese diplomat he is committed to denuclearisation to finally bring peace to the region.
It emerged just days after Kim’s unprecedented meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in which they vowed to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.
They also agreed to cooperate on ending the 1950-53 Korean War and push for three-way talks with Washington.
Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill suggest he is largely responsible for these advancements in peace talks.
On Saturday night, Republicans chanted “Nobel” as Trump talked about North Korea at a Michigan rally.
The letter signed by Republican lawmakers said Trump’s “peace through strength policies” have forced North Korea to compromise.
It also said the Trump administration united China and others in imposing strict sanctions.
“The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table,” the letter stated.