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NEW YORK – President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for "many things" but is concerned that the award has not been given fairly.
"I think 'I will get the Nobel Prize for a lot of things if they just did it, and they don't,'" Trump told reporters during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the United Nations.  Trump then argues that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, should not have won the award in 2009.
"They gave one to Obama," Trump said, arguing that the Democrat had no "idea" why he received it. . "That was the only thing I agreed with."
Trump picked up the award before, incl. The problem arose in the early stages of Trump's talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated Trump for the award.
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Asked last May whether he thought he deserved it, Trump said "everyone thinks so," but that "I would never say it. "In February, he said Obama received it shortly after taking office, adding that" I probably never have but to receive it. "
Obama, like other recipients, did not know he was ready for the award: The nominations came from others.
In his citation in 2009, the Nobel Committee announced that Obama was selected "because of his exceptional efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
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