President Trump nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

After his recent peace dealings in the Middle East, President Trump has been nominated for two more Nobel Peace prizes: one for brokering peace between Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another for brokering peace between Serbia and Kosovo. Trump was nominated by Norwegian parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde for the UAE and Israel peace deal, also known as the Abraham Accords. Swedish parliament member Magnus Jacobsson nominated Trump for the Serbia/Kosovo peace deal. 

“‘As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, [the Abraham Accords] could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,’” said Tybring-Gjedde in his nomination letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. 

This is not the first time President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump in 2018 for the Singapore Summit, where he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and discussed a number of issues, like denuclearization. Tybring-Gjedde is a member of the Progress Party, which leans more conservative; however, he states that he’s not trying to win the president’s favor. 

“‘I’m not a big Trump supporter. The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts—not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing,’” Tybring-Gjedde said to Fox News. 

The winners of the next Nobel Peace Prize won’t be announced until October 2021. Four other presidents and one vice president have won the Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt (1906), Woodrow Wilson (1920), Jimmy Carter (2002), Barack Obama (2009) and Al Gore (2007). President Trump would be the fifth, if he were to win, but that will not be known until next year.