President Donald Trump is currently busy with a multitude of things. These include running the country, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and running for his second term in office. While Trump has many critics from the Democratic Party and a growing number from the Republican Party, some positive news in support of Trump has come out this morning. Specifically, Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Art Of The Deal
According to reports from this morning, Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, was the one who nominated Trump.
In a statement to Fox News, Tybring-Gjedde said he nominated Trump “for his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
Tybring-Gjedde did make it clear to Fox News that he is not a Trump supporter even though he nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, stating that “I’m not a big Trump supporter. The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
Fox News notes that in his nomination letter to the Nobel committee, Tybring-Gjedde wrote that “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 also mentioned that Trump had a “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties” and “creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”
“Indeed,” Tybring-Gjedde continued in his nomination letter, “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. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter.”
As Fox News mentions, this is not Trump’s first nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tybring-Gjedde had previously nominated Trump back in 2018 for the same prize, although he did not win.
The Peace Agreement
The peace deal that Tybring-Gjedde is referring to is one that made headlines last month with Trump referring to it as “historic.”
“HUGE breakthrough today!” Trump tweeted on August 13th. “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!”
As Fox News reported at the time, Trump, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed all “agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.” They credited Trump for this and claimed it was a “diplomatic breakthrough.”
Fox News also noted that the UAE and Israel agreed they would continue to strive to “achieve a just, comprehensive and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
The full statement can be seen below, as shared by Trump on his Twitter: