A Norwegian legislator nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for helping broker an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. For the second time, he has proposed the US President for the honor.
Thousands of people are eligible to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including members of parliaments and governments, university professors, and past award winners.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides on the award, declined to comment.
“It’s for its contribution to peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. It’s a unique deal,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, MP for the right-wing Progressive Party, told Reuters.
Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Trump for the 2019 award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea, said he also nominated him this year for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Last year Trump said he deserved to receive the peace award for his work in North Korea and Syria, but he complained that he would likely never get the honor. Former President Barack Obama, an arch enemy of Trump, won the award in 2009 just months after his first term.
The nominations for this year’s award closed on January 31st and the winner will be announced on October 9th in Oslo.
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