PRESIDENT Trump has been nominated AGAIN for the Nobel Peace Prize, for a historic deal with Serbia deal and Kosovo.
Trump was first nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, for peace talks with Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Swedish Parliament member Magnus Jacobsson announced the nomination of Trump in a letter shared on social media on Friday.
“I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House,” Jacobsson wrote.
“Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” he added.
President Trump was named directly in the letter shared by Jacobson.
The nomination follows just two days after Trump was made a candidate for the same prize, by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a right-wing member of the Norwegian Parliament.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
He said others “who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump.
“For example, Barack Obama did nothing,” Tybring-Gjedde claimed.
Trump has been critical of Obama winning the Peace Prize in 2009 – just nine months into his presidency.
“Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics,” the Norwegian Noble Committee wrote when Obama was given the prize.
“Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play,” it added.
Some people have been critical of Trump being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize – and called for an end to the award.
Graeme Wood, a staff writer at The Atlantic, claimed in an article: “The record of achievement of the peace laureates is so spotty, and the rationales for their awards so eclectic, that the committee should take a long break to consider whether peace is a category coherent enough to be worth recognizing.
“Peace had its chance, and blew it. The Trump nomination—one of hundreds, including this second from a Swede—helps show why,” Wood wrote.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, however, called Trump’s nomination a “hard-earned and well-deserved honor for this president.”
“President Trump’s foreign policy will always be one of peace through strength and that is what the American people are seeing abroad,” McEnany said during a White House press briefing on Wednesday.
“Career politicians merely talk about the kind of results this president has achieved on the world stage,” she added.
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