Copenhagen, Denmark — A far-right Norwegian lawmaker mentioned Wednesday that he has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, mentioned Mr. Trump needs to be thought-about due to his work “for abetween the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for potential peace in the Middle East.”
“No matter how Trump acts at home and what he says at press conferences, he has absolutely a chance at getting the Nobel Peace Prize,” Tybring-Gjedde, informed The Associated Press.
He mentioned he nominated Trump on Wednesday, including that “Donald Trump meets the criteria” for the Nobel Peace Prize.
President Trump retweeted a hyperlink to the Jerusalem Post’s article about his nomination, saying merely, “Thank you!”
Tybring-Gjedde was additionally considered one of two Norwegian lawmakers who nominatedfor his efforts to carry reconciliation .
Tybring-Gjedde’s daughter Mathilde, a member of Parliament for the center-right Conservative Party, criticized the nomination in an e-mail to CBS News.
“I did not nominate Donald Trump as I do not believe he is qualified to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize is given to those who have ‘done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.’ Donald Trump does not come to mind when I read this description,” mentioned Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde.
Any nationwide lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The strategy of contemplating candidates, narrowing the extensive subject of nominees and awarding the prize is completed in Norway, in distinction to the different Nobel Prizes, that are awarded in neighboring Sweden. Nominations have to be despatched to the Norwegian Nobel Committee by February 1.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not publicly touch upon nominees. Under its guidelines, the info is required to be saved secret for 50 years.
The Nobel Committee says on its web site that, as of Wednesday, a complete of 318 candidates have been put ahead for the 2020 Peace Prize, of which 211 are people and 107 are organizations. That’s the fourth-highest variety of candidates ever, with the present document of 376 candidates reached in 2016.
“It is now to hope that the Nobel Committee is able to consider what Trump has achieved internationally and that it does not stumble in established prejudice against the US President,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde mentioned in a Facebook submit.