A far-right Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament representing the far-right Progress Party, said Mr. Trump should be considered because of his work “for a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East.”
The Associated Press reported that Tybring-Gjedde said that “no matter how Trump acts at home and what he says at press conferences, he has absolutely a chance at getting the Nobel Peace Prize”.
Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump on Wednesday, adding that “Donald Trump meets the criteria” for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He cited the peace deal brokered by the U.S. between Israel and the UAE as the reason for the nomination.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said.
Tybring-Gjedde was also one of two Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump for the prize in 2018 for his role to bring reconciliation beteween North and South Korea.Trump retweeted a link to the Jerusalem Post’s article about his nomination, saying simply, “Thank you!”
Thank you! https://t.co/S2kgsPh77l— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020