(RightWing.org) – In a move that’s sure to ruffle some feathers on the Left, President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination comes from a Norwegian politician and is largely due to the historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates the president negotiated last month.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, has revealed he’s nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s bound to be a controversial nomination, but the conservative lawmaker says the president deserves the prize more than most of the people who’ve won it – including Barack Obama.
- In his nomination letter Tybring-Gjedde praises Trump for his efforts at ending conflicts around the world.
- The focus of the nomination is on the recent peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This agreement normalizes relations between Israel and the influential Gulf state and, as Tybring-Gjedde wrote, opens the possibility of more peace deals in the region.
- Tybring-Gjedde, who is chairman of the Norwegian group in NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, also praised the president for his mediation in other conflicts, including the India-Pakistan dispute in Kashmir and the long-running standoff between North and South Korea.
- Any parliamentarian or humanities professor can nominate candidates for the Peace Prize, which comes with an award of around a million dollars as well as global recognition. The number of nominees has been rising in recent years, with over 200 names usually put in front of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
- The Committee is made up of five members of the Norwegian Parliament and it has a center-left bias, so President Trump’s nomination isn’t likely to be a popular one – but it’s hard to think of anyone who’s done more for world peace in the last year. The president has worked tirelessly, and has managed to resolve issues nobody else has had any success with.
- On Wednesday, Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News, “I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.” As well as the achievements listed in the nomination, last week, Trump announced another breakthrough, this time between Serbia and Kosovo.
Barack Obama controversially received the Peace Prize in 2009, although nominations closed just 12 days after he took office. As Tybring-Gjedde said, “Obama did nothing.” President Trump has actually worked hard to end wars, especially the ones fueled by his predecessors in the White House, and he deserves some recognition for that.
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