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Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nomination means less than you think.

By Curt Anderson
September 9, 2020 1:29 pm
Category: Politics
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Trump Nobel Peace Prize nomination - what you need to know
A far-right Norwegian politician has put Mr Trump's name forward for the 2021 prize, citing the president's role in the recent peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

So who gets to nominate a person?
For a nomination alone, the barrier to entry is low: all nominations from heads of state or politicians serving at a national level are accepted.

University professors, directors of foreign policy institutes, past recipients of a Nobel Prize and members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee are also among those deemed qualified to submit a nomination for the prize. The nominations require no invitation and as long they are entered before 1 February of the qualifying year, they will be accepted.
Source: BBC


Neither man above will ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.

In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing
Far from criticizing Prince Mohammed or other Saudi leaders, the president came close to embracing the narrative of Mr. Khashoggi’s critics in the kingdom: that he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an “enemy of the state” bent on undermining the House of Saud.

“My decision is in no way based on that,” Mr. Trump insisted. “This is an unacceptable and horrible crime. King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi.”

Punishing Saudi Arabia, Mr. Trump said, would put at risk $110 billion in military sales to Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and other military contractors, as well as $340 billion in other investments, which the Saudis have agreed to make since he became president.
Source: New York Times

The sort of headlines that Nobel Peace Prize winners don't make
Trump budget proposal to use Pentagon "slush fund," lay out priorities
Source: Axios

U.S. military spending set to increase for fifth consecutive year, nearing levels during height of Iraq war
Source: Washington Post

Trump touts weapons deals with Saudi Arabia as peace groups accuse US of fuelling kingdom's war on Yemen
Source: The Independent

Trump has tripled the pace of US bombing in Afghanistan
Trump was skeptical of the Afghanistan War. Now he’s escalating it.
Source: Vox

Opinion: Trump And Pompeo Have Enabled A Saudi Cover-Up Of The Khashoggi Killing
Source: NPR




The Trump campaign released an ad that incorrectly spelled Nobel as "Noble". Anyone can be nominated for the prize, and hundreds of candidates are submitted every year.

Cited and related links:

  1. qz.com
  2. businessinsider.com



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