The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by a member of the Norwegian Parliament.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde cited President Trump’s efforts to negotiate peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – and to negotiate in the conflict between South and North Korea as a basis for the nomination.
Mr Tybring-Gjedde, who serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News: “Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States.”
In his nomination letter to the Nobel Prize Committee, Mr Tybring-Gjedde wrote: “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.
“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.
“Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict,” he wrote. “The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter.”
The Norweigan parliamentarian pointed out that he was not a “big Trump supporter” but that the committee “should look at the facts and judge him on the facts” adding “the people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump.
“For example, Barack Obama did nothing,” he claimed.
Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace prize in 2009. There were ten times more air strikes in the war on terror during his presidency than under his predecessor, George W. Bush. In 2016, the last year of his administration, America dropped 26,171 bombs.