"I don't say this out of ego, but I was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, I have to tell you, that's sort of a big thing. And the networks and most of the news didn't cover it.," said Trump, who regularly lashes out against the mainstream news media in his speeches at rallies.
Trump also cited his 'good' relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and called him a "very smart guy."
Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of parliament for the right-wing Progress Party, nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for helping broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the second time he has put forward the U.S. president for the honour.
Thousands of people are eligible to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including members of parliaments and governments, university professors and past laureates.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides on the award from among several hundred nominations made every year, declined to comment.