US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, a week after he helped to “broker peace” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Trump has been nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump for his efforts in resolving conflicts worldwide.
Tybring-Gjedde said the Trump administration played a key role in the establishment of relations between the UAE and Israel.
A four-term member of the Parliament, Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East.
“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” Tybring-Gjedde said, while nominating Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian MP said Donald Trump has met the three conditions needed to win the peace prize. The 2021 winner will not be announced until October next year.
Four US presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize, which is determined by the five-person Nobel Committee, which is appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.
Barack Obama won in 2009, Jimmy Carter in 2002, Woodrow Wilson in 1920 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.
Interestingly, both Trump and Tybring-Gjedde have few things in common. Both are fiercely against immigration. Tybring-Gjedde had once compared the hijab to outfits worn by the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
Tybring-Gjedde had nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 after the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. But, Trumped failed to win the prize.