Trump’s totally worth the peace prize considering Nobel’s your uncle

Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norwegian parliamentarian, has nominated the US president.

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A peace award established by a rich Swedish man who made his fortunes by inventing dynamite isn’t the worst thing you can present Trump with.
Donald Trump as a Nobel Peace Prize nominee? Well, why ever not? You’d be reaching for your PPEs if he was nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize, so… If you thought the most ardent Trump bhakts were in the US, think again.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norwegian parliamentarian, has nominated the US president. And his reason, however much you splutter, can’t be coughed at.

‘For his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE’, the anti-immigration leader cited, adding, he hoped the Nobel Committee considers what Trump has ‘achieved internationally’ and that it does not ‘stumble in established prejudice against the US president’.


Trump can be construed in countries outside the US — barring Mexico, Iran and China, perhaps — as ‘lion at home, lamb abroad’, an old description once given to the Indian cricket team.

So, a peace award established by a rich Swedish man who made his fortunes by inventing dynamite isn’t the worst thing you can present Trump with.

Plus, if former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger could have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 after playing a pivotal role in the US decision to aerial-bomb North Vietnam and Cambodia that killed thousands of civilians in 1969-70, then not only is Trump worth the gong and the gong worth Trump, but also, the Nob’s your uncle.
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