Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament of the far-right Progress Party, nominated President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize after brokering the historic Israel-UAE peace deal.
“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 told Fox News.
Former President Barack Obama won the award in 2009, less than a year in office, for establishing “international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
“For his [Trump’s] merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” said Tybring-Gjedde.
However, Tybring-Gjedde is not a supporter of all Trump’s policies.
“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 also nominated Trump for the Nobel in 2018 for his work with North Korea and South Korea.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 will be announced next October.