US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize by a Norwegian lawmaker. “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.” the Lawmaker said.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, is an anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker and a member of the Norwegian parliament for the populist Progress Party. On Wednesday he announced that he had nominated the controversial President for his work in the Middle East.
He expressed that Trump should be recognised by the community 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.” Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month had agreed to sign a historic deal which normalizes the relations between both the nations. It is scheduled to be signed at the White House on 15th September.
Gjedde revealed to the Associated Press 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.” Trump on Wednesday was nominated by him for the 2021 Nobel prize. He added that “Donald Trump meets the criteria.”
Tybring-Gjedde was also one of two Norwegian lawmakers who has previously nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. That time the reason was because of the Trump’s efforts to reconcile both North and South Korea. In Addition to that ,any lawmaker present in a national legislature can completely nominate someone for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The process of selecting candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is different from other categories. The selections are done in Norway, while the rest are awarded in Sweden.
Nominations are done by a selected set of people and organizations. This set also includes national lawmakers, heads of state and certain international institutions. In 2020, A total of 318 nominations out of which 211 were individuals and 107 organizations were received for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Source: IndiaToday)