Middle East Peace Deal Gets Trump Nominated for Nobel Prize

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Much to the scorn and mockery of domestic leftists who refuse to give him credit for anything, President Donald Trump was nominated this week for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in brokering an historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The deal, which would have been regarded as a major step forward towards a larger Middle Eastern peace agreement if it had been facilitated by literally any other American president in history, drew praise from Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde. He was responsible for putting Trump’s name into contention for the prize.

From Fox News:

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE. “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.

Also cited in the letter was the president’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”

In his communications with the Nobel Committee, Tybring-Gjedde noted that in withdrawing troops from the Middle East, Trump has successfully put an end to a tiresome pattern of additional intervention in the Muslim world.

“Indeed,” he wrote, “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.”

In an interview with Fox News, the Norwegian delegate said that he nominated Trump for no other reason than the simple merits of the deal.

“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he admitted. “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.”

We’d guess there’s a better chance of the Nobel Committee giving Adolf Hitler a posthumous peace prize than of them awarding it to Trump, but hey, maybe we’ll be surprised. We certainly would love to read the New York Times Editorial page the next day if it happened.