COPENHAGEN, Denmark — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker stated Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts within the Center East.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament for the populist Progress Social gathering, stated Trump ought to be thought-about due to his work “for a peace settlement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for doable peace within the Center East.”
Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed final month to a historic deal normalizing relations and are scheduled to signal it on the White Home on Sept. 15.
“Irrespective of how Trump acts at residence and what he says at press conferences, he has completely an opportunity at getting the Nobel Peace Prize,” Tybring-Gjedde, advised The Related Press.
He stated he nominated Trump on Wednesday for the 2021 prize, including that “Donald Trump meets the standards.”
Nominations have to be despatched to the Norwegian Nobel Committee by Feb. 1, which means the deadline to appoint individuals for this yr’s peace prize has handed.
Nominations will be made by a choose group of individuals and organizations, together with nationwide lawmakers, heads of state and sure worldwide establishments. In 2020, the committee obtained 318 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, of which 211 are people and 107 are organizations.
Tybring-Gjedde was one among two Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for efforts to carry reconciliation between North and South Korea. Any lawmaker serving in a nationwide legislature can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the prize in 2009 solely months into his first time period, a transfer many felt was untimely. The Norwegian committee stated it honored Obama for his dedication to “search the peace and safety of a world with out nuclear weapons.”
Final yr, Trump predicted he would win the Nobel Prize “for lots of issues in the event that they gave it out pretty, which they don’t.”
The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t publicly touch upon nominees. Below its guidelines, the data is required to be stored secret for 50 years.
Crow: If Donald Trump received’t respect our troops, he can’t lead them
Guide: Trump admits downplaying menace of coronavirus
Letters: Pendley not good for BLM (9/8/20)
Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns
COVID-19 vaccine newest flashpoint in White Home marketing campaign
Tybring-Gjedde has been a member of the Storting, the Norwegian parliament, since 2005. He’s identified for being pro-Israel and for opposing immigration insurance policies that he thinks have been too welcoming.
The lawmaker has usually demanded that immigrants modify to Norwegian society. He referred to as Muslim headscarves an “Islamic uniform” and in contrast them to robes worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
In 2006, he nominated Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Dutch-American activist, author and politician crucial of Islam, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The method of contemplating candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is finished in Norway, in distinction to the opposite Nobel Prizes, that are awarded in neighboring Sweden.