Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by far-flung politician

Copenhagen, Denmark – A distant Norwegian jurist said on Wednesday that he has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.

Christian Tybring-Gageed, a member of Norway’s parliament for the Persia-Right Progress Party, said Mr Trump should be considered because of his work ” peace agreement Between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East. ”

“No matter how Trump works at home and what he says in the press conference, he has a chance to get the Nobel Peace Prize,” the Associated Press said.

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He said he nominated Trump on Wednesday, stating that “Donald Trump meets the criteria” for the Nobel Peace Prize.

President Trump retweeted a link to the Jerusalem Post’s article about his nomination, saying “Thank you!”

Tybring-Gjedde was also one of two Norwegian MPs who nominated Mr. Trump for the Peace Prize in 2018 For their efforts to bring reconciliation Between North and South Korea.

Mathilde, daughter of Member of Parliament Tybring-Gageed for the Center-Right Conservative Party, criticized the nomination in an email to CBS News.

“I did not nominate Donald Trump because I do not think he is eligible to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The award is given to those who have done the highest or best work for fraternity among nations, abolition or standing. To be. For the picketing and campaigning of armies and peace congresses. ‘Donald Trump does not read this description, when Mathilde Tybring-Gijde said.

Any national MP can nominate anyone for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The process of considering candidates, narrowing the broad field of nominees, and awarding is done in Norway, unlike other Nobel prizes, which are awarded in neighboring Sweden. Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee by 1 February.

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not publicly comment on the nominees. Under its rules, information is required to be kept secret for 50 years.

The Nobel Committee states on its website that, as of Wednesday, a total of 318 candidates have been put forward for the 2020 Peace Prize, of which 211 are individuals and 107 organizations. With the current record of 376 candidates in 2016, it is the fourth highest number ever.

“It is now hoped that the Nobel committee is able to consider what Trump has achieved internationally and that it does not stumble into the prejudice he has established against the US president,” Christian Tybring-Gjede said in a Facebook post.