Donald Trump is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
It may come as a surprise to many, but the US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination also comes as a breather for Trump who is facing Presidential Elections in two months and been mired by numerous controversies. And though nomination has nothing to the win, it does raise a lot of questions.
A far-right Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde put Trump’s name forward for the 2021 prize, citing the president’s role in the recent peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
(Read about the UAE-Israel Peace Treaty here https://mycoup.in/in-depth-uae-israel-deal)
Tybring-Gjedde said, “I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees.”
Actually, till now 318 people have been nominated for the prize, as anyone from heads of state or politicians serving at a national level can nominate anybody. And though the winner wouldn’t be announced anytime soon, the Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t publicly comment on its nominees, which are kept secret for 50 years!
Trump may or may not receive the prize but there are many former US presidents who have got this honour. The first US president to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for his role in ending the Russo-Japanese War.
Woodrow Wilson got the award in 1920 for his efforts in ending World War I and for playing a pivotal role in creating the League of Nations.
In 2002, President Jimmy Carter won the Prize and US vice-president Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in obtaining and spreading knowledge on climate change in 2007.
The most recent was Barack Obama who won the Peace Prize in 2009.