Trumps Peace Prize Nomination

Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize comes as a surprise to many Americans. After helping to secure a peace deal between the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Israel, he was nominated for the prize by Norwegian official Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament. We will not know if he will win the prize for certain, but he is one of few US presidents to ever be nominated for the prize.

Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel committee, stated that the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE. “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,” he wrote.

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Earlier this year Trump stated that he wants troops in Afghanistan home by election day so the Pentagon started drawing up plans to make it happen soon.  “Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American presidents either starting a war or bringing the US into an international armed conflict.” 

Recently, President Trump received a second nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament. This time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and the breakaway republic of Kosovo with the help of joint work for peace and economic development that was signed in the White House.

This brokerer of peace idea is a concept that many have started to apply to Trump and is at the center of his nomination. No one knows how far this nomination may go but it is interesting timing with the election coming up. Will Trump win a Nobel Peach Prize? Only time will tell.