President Trump has been formally nominated to receive a Nobel Peace Prize by a member of Norway’s NATO delegation, praising his role in negotiating a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Norwegian Parliamentarian member Christian Tybring-Gjedde said Trump should at least be considered for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for the “game-changer” agreement.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” he said.
Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian official, citing Israel-UAE peace deal
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”https://t.co/Sb8ILX9K7A
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 9, 2020
“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,” Tybring-Gjedde continued via the report.
“Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” he added.
Thank you! https://t.co/S2kgsPh77l
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020
Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norwegian’s libertarian Progress Party who said he is “not a big Trump supporter,” said his personal feelings are not driving the decision to nominate Trump but the objective “facts.”
“The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts — not on the way he behaves sometimes,” he said. “The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 9, 2020
The Washington Examiner adds:
Trump was previously nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his peace talks with Kim Jong Un, but he did not win. The results of this nomination will not be announced until October 2021.