Look at that! A President of the United States has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for what he has actually done and not what he intended to do.
We all remember that former President Barack Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after just 263 days after taking office and won the award in 2009. Obama later had the distinction of being the only President in American history to be at war for every single day of his two terms.
Great work, Nobel Committee! Quite the choice that you made back in 2009 and not embarrassing at all. It was almost as great as choosing terrorist PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, back in 1994. The Nobel Secretary didn’t publicly express regret at awarding Arafat the Peace Prize as he did with Obama.
Obama’s Peace Prize has been called the “You’re Not George W. Bush” Prize. More accurately, it could have been labeled “You’re Not A Republican” Prize.
The thing is, there hasn’t been a Republican President quite like President Trump.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norwegian politician, has nominated President Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that will normalize relations between the countries. This peace deal is a huge step in bringing peace to the Middle East as a first step to normalizing diplomatic relationships between Israel and other Arab nations.
President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
He was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, who praised Trump for his efforts towards resolving conflicts worldwide.
‘For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,’ Tybring-Gjedde said to Fox News.
Tybring-Gjedde, who is a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, said the Trump administration played a key role in the establishment of relations between The UAE and Israel.
Watch as Sky News Australia reports the news as it broke:
In his letter to the Nobel Committee, the Norwegian MP said that President Trump had met all three requirements for the nomination.
‘The first one is fellowship among nations and he has done that through negotiations,’ he said.
‘Reduction of standing armies – he has reduced the number of troops in the Middle East and the third criteria is promotion of peace congresses,’ he said, adding that Trump had made ‘tremendous efforts’ towards brokering peace.
Source: Daily Mail
“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,” wrote Tybring-Gjedde.
In his letter, he also noted, “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 also noted President Trump’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and…creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”
Tybring-Gjedde and another Norwegian MP had nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, but insists, “I’m not a big Trump supporter,” adding, “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.”
We shall see if the Nobel Committee can look past their biases and award President Trump the Peace Prize which he deserves.
The winner will not be announced until October of next year.