Trump says South Korean president is ‘very generous’ to suggest he should win Nobel Peace Prize

President Trump on Tuesday said it was "very generous" for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to say that he should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

When a reporter brought up the topic, Trump said, "I just think that President Moon was very nice when he suggested it."

"The main thing, we want to get peace. We’ll see. We’re setting up meetings right now and I think it’s probably going to be announced over the next couple of days," he continued. "I thought it was very generous of President Moon of South Korea to make that statement and I appreciate it."

The Nobel Peace Prize comment came on Monday after it was suggested that President Moon receive the award for his efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, notes CNN.

"President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing we need is peace," Moon responded.

The South Korean leader has given Trump a great deal of praise for his contribution to making the recent talks between the North and South happen.

North Korea has taken a different stance on the matter. CNN reports that, on Monday, one of the nation’s state media outlets slammed Trump for "boasting of 'diplomatic success.'"