All you need to know about Donald Trump's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
A right-wing Norwegian politician has nominated US President Donald Trump for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, creating a huge debate in the US and worldover.
Norwegian member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde (in pic) said that he has nominated the Republican US president due to the "unique and historic agreement between Israel and the UAE -- an agreement that, we hope, can be extended to other Arab countries so that we can have lasting peace in the Middle East." According to Tybring-Gjedde, Trump is more deserving than many past laureates for his role in breaking the impasse between Israel and an Arab regional power.
Not the first time
Tybring-Gjedde had earlier unsuccessfully proposed Trump, along with another lawmaker, for the Nobel in 2018, citing his rapprochement with North Korea.
Nomination not unusual
Hundreds of people are nominated every year for Nobel prizes, with no guarantee of being picked. The Norwegian Nobel Institute welcomes all proposed names, as long as they are sent in by January 31 for the year in question and are submitted by those eligible to nominate -- which includes members of the country's parliament.
"Thank you!" Trump said in response to the nomination. He had then went on to retweet many other tweets congratulating him for the nomination. Trump has previously complained that he has not been considered more seriously for the peace prize, expressing bitterness that his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama was awarded the prestigious honor at the start of his first term in 2009.