Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) announced her submission of the nomination in a press release on Tuesday.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to a person who initiates “fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,” according to the United Nations. Rep. Tenney nominated Trump for his efforts in creating peace and cooperation between Israel, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates through the Abraham Accords.
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The agreements negotiated by the former president were signed in December 2020. In her press release, Tenney compares Trump’s accomplishments in the Middle East to the agreements between Israel and Egypt in 1978 and the Oslo Accords in 1994, which both received a Nobel Peace Prize. She claims that despite the worthy comparison, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has failed to recognize Trump’s achievement.
The congresswoman said, “Donald Trump was instrumental in facilitating the first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years. For decades, bureaucrats, foreign policy ‘professionals,’ and international organizations insisted that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump proved that to be false.”
In her statement, Tenney also included her disproval of President Joe Biden’s management of international affairs. She slammed him for his “weak leadership” and said the safety and security of the United States is at stake.
This is not the first time Trump has been nominated for the Honorable Prize. In the last 4 years, he has been recommended 4 other times. In 2020, Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde also nominated Trump for his work on the Abraham Accords. Tybring-Gjedde is a former chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
In the same year, Trump received two other nominations. Swedish Parliament member Magnus Jacobsson nominated him for his historic peace deal between Serbia and Kosovo and Australian law professor David Flint nominated him for his foreign policy philosophy which he said prevented the U.S. from additional wars. In 2021, European Parliament representative Laura Huhtasaari also nominated Trump for similar reasons to his 2020 nominations.
Nominations can be made on behalf of professors and members of national governments or assemblies. The winner will be announced in October 2024.