Less than two months before the US election, President Donald Trump seems to have something to celebrate: a Nobel Peace Prize in his name.
Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, is one of two “Norwegian MPs” who are “nominating” Donald Trump, President Trump’s son-in-law and chief of staff, for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his role in reconciliation with North or South Koreans and his efforts to broker a Middle East peace deal.
In an interview with Fox News, he said the US president has done more in this area than most other peace prize winners. Tybring-Gjedde insists he is not a Trump supporter but says he is doing more to bring peace between nations than any other candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, “he said on Fox News.
Four US presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which is chosen by a five-member Nobel committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament. In addition to Obama, three other US presidents have been awarded or received the Nobel Peace Prize. They include George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, all of whom won it during their first year in office.
The Nobel Prize winners are chosen by a five-member Nobel Committee appointed by the Norwegian Parliament and composed of members of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden.
Although the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize winner has not yet been announced, there are 318 candidates this year. In 2020, the committee received a total of 1,842 candidates, of which 211 were individuals and 107 were organizations.
Trump went on a self-congratulatory Twitter tour after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize following the Israel-UAE deal. The peace deal is touted as Trump’s most successful foreign policy achievement of his presidency.
The world remains tuned for the results of the nomination and presidential elections.
Will Donal Trump be able to get another hit? Only time can tell.