President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for role in brokering Israel-UAE deal


One of the Norwegian Parliament's members nominated President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who was the lead delegate of Norway's NATO, told Fox News that the role of Donald Trump in brokering peace negotiations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was a ONE-MAN achievement.

"For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said.

Tybring-Gjedde spoke to the Nobel Committee in his nomination that the deal could precipitate several other peace deals between Israel and other countries in the region. He called the negotiation a "game changer" for the Middle East.

"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.

Tybring-Gjedde also cited other foreign policy decisions made by the Trump administration in his nomination, including his work in Pakistan, North Korea, and South Korea. He also noted that Trump has been working to minimize the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of his larger effort to avoid new wars.

"Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” Tybring-Gjedde wrote.

Tybring-Gjedde, who is a member of Norwegian's libertarian Progress Party, said that he did not nominate Trump because he is a fan of the man. He added that the Israel-UAE deal was much more important to world peace than anything that President Barack Obama did prior to winning his Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

"I’m not a big Trump supporter,” Tybring-Gjedde said. “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.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany lauded Trump's nomination for the prize. "This president has created peace around the world, drew down endless wars. This is a president who is very much deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize," she told Fox News.

Trump was previously nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his peace talks with Kim Jong Un, but he did not win. The results of this nomination will not be announced until October 2021.

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