Far-Right Norwegian Politician Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize, Again

Trump is a peacemaker who deserves the honor for a deal to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, said Christian Tybring-Gjedde.

Sep. 9, 2020

A far-right Norwegian lawmaker has again nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, this time for his efforts in a deal to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde announced the 2021 nomination Wednesday on the “Fox News Rundown” podcast, saying he believed that Trump’s actions met the criteria set by Alfred Nobel for the prize: fellowship among nations, reduction of standing armies and promotion of peace congresses.

Tybring-Gjedde is a member of Norway’s right-wing, populist Progress Party. He has repeatedly expressed anti-Islam and anti-immigration views over the years. He claimed that Muslims were driving “cultural Norwegians” out of Oslo neighborhoods and that Muslims should take a vow to “our” Christian state.

Tybring-Gjedde, with party colleague Per-Willy Amundsen, nominated Trump for the 2019 Peace Prize for his talks with North Korea.

On the podcast, Tybring-Gjedde said that Trump is a peacemaker and that other people receive Nobel prizes without scrutiny of their personal records. “You don’t ask for the personality of the people, you ask for the performance of the people,” he said. “And Donald J. Trump has performed very well internationally.”

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