The Trump campaign this week released an advertisement for President Donald Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination, misquoted as “Noble”.
- The Trump campaign issued an advertisement that incorrectly wrote “Noble” to celebrate his second nomination as the “Nobel” Peace Prize.
- A far-right Norwegine MP again named President Donald Trump for the prestigious award, citing his role in normalizing relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
- Anyone can be nominated for the award and hundreds are presented each year.
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The Facebook ad shows a smiling Trump with a text overlay: “President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize,” and a caption: “President Trump achieved peace in the Middle East!”
The 2021 nomination earlier this week came from a far-flung Norway MP who praised Trump’s role in promoting dialogue between Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month.
Christian Tybring-Gauged told Fox News that “all efforts to make peace in that region should be honored for the Nobel Peace Prize and also for Donald J. Trump.”
Tybring-gauged previously threw out Trump’s name in 2019 for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
To be sure, Trump has not achieved widespread peace in the region. The Trump administration’s very evasive plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders earlier this year and the US military is still stationed in Iraq and Syria.
Any head of state or member of the national government can submit a candidate, and hundreds are put up each year for prestigious accolades. The BBC reported that the rules also allowed nomination of university professors and directors of foreign policy institutions.
Trump celebrated the recognition on Twitter on Wednesday morning repeating a slate of congratulatory messages from conservatives.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020
The president has long wanted the award and has already blamed the selection committee for not honoring him.
His reunion team swiftly went on to celebrate the nomination news through advertisements, as well as to promote emails and texts for donations to supporters.
Four US presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, along with former President Barack Obama, which Trump has also criticized.