US President Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For Israel-UAE Deal
United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 by a Norwegian lawmaker. Right-wing Progress Party member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time.
Tybring-Gjedde believes that the US president helped Israel and the United Arab Emirates sign a “unique deal” and that brought peace and harmony in the two countries.
“It is for his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE. It is a unique deal,” Tybring-Gjedde told Reuters.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee that decides on the award is yet to make any comment on Trump’s nomination.
Members of parliaments are among a few people eligible for nominating someone for the top honour. Governments of countries, prominent university professors as well as past laureates are other few who can nominate someone.
In 2018, Tybring-Gjedde had nominated Trump for the 2019 award in praise of his peace efforts with North Korea. This time, the Norwegian lawmaker is impressed with Trump’s move to withdraw a US soldier from Iraq.
Trump had self-proclaimed last year that he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize more than anyone else for his efforts to bring peace in North Korea and Syria.
Former US President Barack Obama was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in 2009. Then, he had just completed two months of his first term in the office.
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