The commander in chief has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by someone who’s not a huge Trump supporter, after helping broker a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
President Trump was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Fight-wing Norwegian politician who put the US president forward for a nomination, Christian previously did the same thing when Trump went and met with Kim Jung Un at the Singapore summit.
Tybring-Gjedde has also criticized Barack Obama for receiving the award when he did nothing to actually deserve the honor.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of 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,” he wrote.
Also cited in the letter was the president’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, further, praised Trump for withdrawing a large number of 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.
Nobel Peace Prize Qualifications
A nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize may be submitted by anybody who meets the nomination criteria.
A person is eligible to nominate another if they are a members of national assemblies, national governments, a presious prize winner or university professors among others.
The UAE and Israel are due to sign the agreement at a ceremony held by Trump next Tuesday.