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.'"

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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in prior to delivering a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump listens as South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a statement from the Rose Garden after meetings at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in prior to delivering a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) arrives for a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump (R) deliver a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in depart after delivering a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (4thL) meet with their delegations in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after a lamp next to him was almost turned over during a photo spray with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in deliver joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Moon is on a three-day visit in Washington. He had an Oval Office meeting with President Trump prior to joint statements. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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