The Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, has nominated American President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gjedde said, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
Gjedde first nominated Trump in 2018 for his meeting with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore. Trump lost and the prize went to Nadia Murad, a Yazidi who survived ISIS in Iraq and now campaigns against sexual violence in war.
Insisting he is not a Trump supporter, he said, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
The decision on who wins is made by the five-member Nobel Prize Committee, which is chosen in line with the make-up of the Norwegian parliament and Tybring-Gjedde’s party is not represented on the committee.
Trump and his supporters have since tweeted and re-tweeted the nomination.