United States President, Donald Trump, has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Trump was nominated by a member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde said that for his merit, Trump deserved it.
His nomination comes weeks after he helped seal a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Gjedde said, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
This is Trump’s second nomination has Gjedde initially nominated him in 2018, then for his efforts to bring reconciliation to North and South Korea.
Trump did win the prize that year, but Gjedde insists the US president meets the criteria this time.
It is worthwhile to note that last month, Trump announced in a surprise statement that Israel and the UAE reached a deal to normalise relations, with Israel agreeing to suspend its controversial plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank.
It is the third Israel-Arab peace deal since Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, and marks the first official diplomatic relationship between Israel and a Gulf Arab country.
Palestinian leaders were reportedly caught off guard by the agreement.
Trump is one of several US presidents to receive the peace prize nomination, previously nominated American leaders include, President William Howard Taft, President Herbert Hoover and President Franklin Roosevelt.
And if he receives the coveted award, Trump would be the fifth US president to win, following Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Woodrow Wilson in 1920, Jimmy Carter in 2002 and Barack Obama in 2009.