US President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 by a Norwegian lawmaker has created quite a buzz on social media, taking many people by surprise. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said Trump should be considered for helping broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which might usher in peace in the Middle East.
“It is for his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE. It is a unique deal. No matter how Trump acts at home and what he says at press conferences, he has absolutely a chance at getting the Nobel Peace Prize,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde told Reuters.
Interestingly, Tybring-Gjedde was also one of two Norwegian lawmakers who nominated Trump for the peace prize in 2018 for his efforts to bring reconciliation between North and South Korea.
Since the nomination, netizens have taken to social media to express their views. While some are congratulating the US president, others are not too pleased.
It is not a “troll”: Trump nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021! pic.twitter.com/PgE7BUk2Lo
— Andrea Daniele (@AndreaDan) September 9, 2020
Donald trump is nominated for nobel peace prize 2021
My mind to sweden government :- pic.twitter.com/Xgfme5fegj
— Mayank ♥️🌈🌈(मैं हुं बेरोजगार) (@bed_wizard947) September 9, 2020
— Sarah Black (@SarahBl01635775) September 9, 2020
Not really sure of the qualifications, I will have to look into it because this just happened …… Norwegian parliamentarian nominates Donald Trump for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize pic.twitter.com/4nDNhALrBR
— Cheeko763 (@cheeko763) September 9, 2020
— Reformed Moose (@reformedmoose) September 9, 2020
President Trump has been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/nATttbmVev
— Celani Mathenjwa ❁ (@CelaniMathenjwa) September 9, 2020
Wht m I listening 2?
Really, Donal Trump is going to win the 2021 ” Nobel Peace Prize ” cuz of peace agreement b/w UAE & Israel.
Now it seems that after a few years Egypt’s president🖕 will also be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
BTW, Sorry #NobelPeacePrize#DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/Uf7DxS1EOE
— The Kingdom Of Humanity (@KingdomHumanity) September 9, 2020