US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, according to a news report. Fox News reports.
Fox News added that, The nomination was submitted by a four-term member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who is also the chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
This is coming few weeks after Donald Trump helped broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
“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 nomination letter to the Nobel Committee read.
“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 also cited the president.
Tybring-Gjedde also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of U.S. troops from the Middle East. “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.
Tybring-Gjedde also told Fox News that his latest nomination is not about trying to curry favor with the U.S. president. “I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he said “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.”
He said former president Barack Obama is an example of people who have done much less to merit receiving the award.