A far-right Norwegian legislator on Wednesday said that he has nominated US President Donald Trump for the 2021
Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards furthering peace in the Middle East.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norway’s Progress Party, cited Trump’s role in the recent landmark
agreement between Israel and the UAE, and said, “For his merit, I think (Trump) has done more trying to create
peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees.”
This is the second time that Tybring-Gjedde has sought the award for Trump. In 2018, along with another
Norwegian lawmaker, he had nominated the American leader for his work in reducing tensions between North and
Trump, on his part, has repeatedly expressed his desire for being bestowed with the Peace honour. Earlier this year,
he took partial credit for the award given in 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, for the latter’s
initiative in resolving Ethiopia’s border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Referring to Ali, Trump had said, “I made a deal. I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country
is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country.”
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled to be announced October 9. Should Trump win next year, he would become
the fifth US President in history to be given the prestigious award.