US President, Donald Trump, has bagged nomination for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
The nomination came for his efforts in brokering the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes, alongside Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Chemistry and Physics.
The Parliament of Norway appoints a panel of five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to select the winner.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted Trump’s nomination.
Tybring-Gjedde in 2018 had also submitted a nomination for Donald Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is for Trump’s Singapore summit which hosted Kim Jong Un.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In addition to the Israel-UAE deal, the nomination letter to the Nobel Committee cited Trump’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea.” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News on Wednesday morning, September 9.
Tybring-Gjedde also revealed he is “not a big Trump supporter”. But compared to Obama, who won in 2009, Trump has done a lot to foster peace in the world.
“The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts not on the way he behaves sometimes,” he continued.
“The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump.
“For example, Barack Obama did nothing,” he said to Fox News, referring to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize