US President Donald Trump at a campaign event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina State, USA on September 8, 2020 – Photo: REUTERS
This is the second time that Norwegian congressman Christian Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Mr. Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Reuters news agency.
“It’s because of his contribution to the peace between Israel and the UAE. It’s a one-of-a-kind deal,” said Christian Tybring-Gjedde.
In 2019, Mr. Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate nuclear with North Korea.
The Norwegian politician said that in addition to the Israeli-UAE agreement, this year he also wanted to nominate Trump for his decision to withdraw US troops from Iraq.
Last year, President Trump said he felt he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to tackle North Korea and Syria, but he also complained that perhaps he would never be awarded that honor.
Former US President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize only a few months after winning his first term.
Mr. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, the Norwegian congressman, has nominated US President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize – Photo: REUTERS
Thousands of people have the right to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including MPs, government members, university professors, and Nobel Prize winners.
This year’s nomination period for the 2021 Nobel Prize will end on January 31, 2021, and the winner will be announced on 9-10 next year in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
According to Reuters, the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which is responsible for deciding the Nobel Peace Prize, declined to comment on Christian Tybring-Gjedde’s nomination for Mr. Trump.