Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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  • Trump was nominated by Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde, from the ultra-conservative Progress Party
  • Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump for his deal between Isreal and the UAE which he called a Middle East ‘game changer’
  • He said Barack Obama got the prize in 2009 ‘for nothing,’ and was rewarded by Trump with a series of retweets basking in praise
  • Trump has already lost a Nobel Prize nomination, in 2018 – when he was nominated by Tybring-Gjedde for his summit with Kim Jong Un 
  • Announced on August 13, the deal means the UAE recognizes Israel and allows direct flights for the first time
  • The deal will be signed during a ceremony at the White House on September 15 as Trump looks for achievements to brandish in his re-election campaign
  • Actual decision is made next year by Nobel Prize Committee, five-strong group including Norwegian lawmakers
  • It does not confirm who has been nominated or shortlisted 

President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – and immediately went on a Twitter spree of self-congratulation Wednesday.

He was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, an ultra-conservative member of the Norwegian Parliament, who praised Trump for brokering a deal in which the UAE and Israel agreed to establish diplomatic ties and trade links and allow free travel between their countries for the first time.

Tybring-Gjedde is an immigration skeptic who previously nominated Trump in 2018 for his meeting with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore. Trump lost and the prize went to Nadia Murad, a Yazidi who survive ISIS in Iraq and now campaigns against sexual violence in war.


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