President Donald Trump was nominated Wednesday for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was submitted by Norwegian Member of Parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who also nominated Trump in 2018.
Citing Trump’s hand in the recent UAE peace deal with Israel, Tybring-Gjedde explained, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.” (RELATED: ‘Defend That!’: Joy Behar Scolds Sarah Sanders For Taking Offense At Personal Attacks While Defending Donald Trump)
“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he added.
Some were quick to congratulate the president for the accomplishment.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) September 9, 2020
This is an honor he deserves for the Israel-UAE deal as well as the Serbia-Kosovo deal.
— Buzz Patterson for Congress (CA-7) (@BuzzPatterson) September 9, 2020
Blessed Are The Peacemakers. In a surprise sure to gag his political opponents @realDonaldTrump has been nominated for the #NobelPeacePrize for brokering peace deal betw #Israel & #UnitedArabEmirates. Nominated for prestigious award by Norwegian legislator-Congratulations @POTUS.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 9, 2020
— Andrea Jenkyns MP (@andreajenkyns) September 9, 2020
While others pointed out that nomination only requires one parliamentarian’s nomination — and previous nominees included German dictator Adolf Hitler, Russian dictator Josef Stalin and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
To those getting excited about Trump being nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, it only takes one parliamentarian to nominate
He joins the esteemed list of nominees that include Hitler, Stalin & Mussolini
Even Michael Jackson!
What is harder to do is win – Obama did https://t.co/AtOoyjSzaA
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) September 9, 2020
This particular strain of clickbait will be prominent today, and is best ignored. *Anyone* can receive a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, and Trump’s came from a far-right anti-immigration Norwegian parliamentarian (who also nominated Trump in 2018). https://t.co/LHczYXmFDI
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) September 9, 2020
Tybring-Gjedde said he felt that Trump was more deserving than previous nominees and even some previous recipients, according to Trish Regan.
“The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing,” he said.
A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump: Norwegian MP Nominates POTUS
“The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing,” said Christian Tybring-Gjedde.https://t.co/joCSV6OQJB
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) September 9, 2020