Reportedly US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. The news came in weeks after Trump facilitated a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The president was nominated by a member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde. Gjedde acknowledged Trump’s efforts at resolving worldwide conflicts.
‘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.
He further added that the president had met the three conditions required to be eligible for the nomination. “The first one is a fellowship among nations and he has done that through negotiations,” he said while listing the requirements, “Reduction of standing armies – he has reduced the number of troops in the Middle East and the third criteria is the promotion of peace congresses,” Gjedde added.
Previously, Four U.S. presidents including, Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt, President Woodrow Wilson, and President Jimmy Carter have won the Nobel Peace Prize which is determined by the five-person Nobel Committee.
Similar to President Trump, Tybring-Gjedde also shares objections to immigration. In fact, he was once infamous for comparing the Muslim hijab to outfits worn by the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. However, he has insisted that he is not a very big fan of Donald Trump and would like people to judge him based on facts and not according ” to the way he behaves sometimes”.