Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for UAE-Israel and other peace deals, cited for no new U.S. wars
A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize because of his work on the peace treaty signed between UAE and Israel in August and his role as a peacemaker around the world.
He also cited Trump’s “key role in… creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan.”
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, said according to his exclusive interview on Fox News.
Tybring-Gjedde is part of a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
“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 wrote in his nomination letter.
While a member of a conservative party in Norway, Tybring-Gjedde took pains to say that he wasn’t a big fan of Trump’s—likely because of Trump’s NATO-shaming — but also said he was not very fond of some other recent Nobel Prize winners.
“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he told Fox News. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
Tybring-Gjedde also noted that Trump was the first president of the United States to not deploy U.S. troops overseas in over 40 years.
“[He] further, praised Trump for withdrawing a large number of troops from the Middle East,” said the New India Express.
“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 wrote.
Previously Trump was nominated for the Peace Prize for his work on the North Korean nuclear deal by both Tybring-Gjedde and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The prize is awarded by a five-member panel appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.
Trump, never shy about trumpeting his accomplishments, said last year that the peace prize would never be awarded to him, despite doing more for world peace than any recent president.
“They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for. He was there for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize. He said, ‘Oh, what did I get it for?’” Trump said in February 2019 according to the New York Post.
“With me, I probably will never get it.”
Or maybe he will. There is always this time.
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