President Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his landmark efforts to bring peace to the Middle East through the ground-breaking agreement that established relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement, which is to be formalized at the White House on Tuesday, made the UAE only the third Arab country to recognize the existence of the state of Israel, according to the BBC. The new agreement will supersede a 1972 UAE law that boycotted Israel.

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” said Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament who nominated the president, according to Fox News.

If Trump is awarded the Peace Prize, he will be the fifth American president to win the coveted honor. President Theodore Roosevelt won the prize in 1906; President Woodrow Wilson received the award in 1920; and President Jimmy Carter won it in 2002, long after he had left office. Former President Barack Obama was awarded the prize in 2009, only nine months after entering office.

News of the nomination spread quickly on Twitter.

The president has said he never expects to win the honor.

“They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for. He was there for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize. He said, ‘Oh, what did I get it for?’” Trump said in 2019, according to the New York Post. “With me, I probably will never get it.”

The Nobel Prize website said 318 people have been nominated for the prize. The site does not list the names of nominees.

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