US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was made by Norwegian far-Right politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde because of the “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Mr Tybring-Gjedde also praised Mr Trump for resolving other long-term global conflicts and said he has made “tremendous efforts” to broker peace. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Mr Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, Mr Tybring-Gjedde claimed that the Trump administration played a significant role in establishing relations between Israel and the UAE. “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.”
The Norwegian politician also factored in Mr Trump’s role in “creating new dynamics” in other world conflicts, such as facilitating contact between North and South Korea. Mr Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News that he was “not a big Trump supporter”, but that other leaders should follow his lead in reserving their judgment.
“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.”
Four other US presidents have won the peace prize, including Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama. Mr Trump was previously nominated for the prize in 2018 due to his efforts to solve North Korean nuclear tensions.