Donald Trump appears to suppose he has already received the Nobel Peace Prize


“I mentioned let’s activate the night information. Let’s watch it. That is gonna be a giant present tonight. Prepare. And NBC, which is without doubt one of the most crooked, one of many worst newscasts. [crowd boos]

“And I am speaking about regular NBC, not MSDNC, MSDNC is the worst, however so I activate NBC with Lester Holt, one other magnificence, they usually begin with a hurricane, after which they went to one thing, and one thing else, and I am saying, ‘First Woman, that is getting slightly embarrassing, with 20 minutes right into a half hour present, they have not talked about the Nobel Peace Prize.’

“After which it went by the entire present they usually by no means talked about. After which I bought nominated for a second one they usually by no means talked about. And when Barack Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, bought nominated, no when Barack Hussein Obama bought nominated, he did not know why he was nominated. It was like proper on the very starting. He did not do something. He did nothing! And he bought nominated. It was the most important story I’ve ever seen. However that is OK. Within the meantime, we’re president, they usually’re not, proper? We, we.”

What’s apparent from that rant is that Trump does not appear to understand that he hasn’t WON the Nobel Peace Prize. He is simply been nominated for it. He and 210 different individuals. And 107 organizations.

See, being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize is a LOT totally different than truly profitable it. Principally as a result of a complete lot of individuals can nominate you to be within the working.

Here is who can put ahead somebody for the Peace Prize, in accordance with the Nobel web site:

“These nominations might be submitted by members of nationwide assemblies, governments, and worldwide courts of legislation; college chancellors, professors of social science, historical past, philosophy, legislation and theology; leaders of peace analysis institutes and institutes of overseas affairs; earlier Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; board members of organizations which have obtained the Nobel Peace Prize; current and previous members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; and former advisers of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.”

Which is lots of totally different individuals!

In Trump’s case, he was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a far-right Norwegian lawmaker, for his “groundbreaking cooperation settlement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.” It is the second time Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for the prize. The primary time was in 2018 for the “big and necessary step within the route of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.” And it is the third time Trump has been nominated; he was nominated in 2016 by an individual who most well-liked to stay nameless for “vigorous peace by power ideology, used as a menace weapon of deterrence in opposition to radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”
So then, the comparability between somebody who has received the Nobel Peace Prize (as Obama did in 2009) and somebody who has been nominated for the prize is an apples and oranges type of factor. (That truth is separate from the talk as as to if President Obama, who had simply begun his first time period in workplace, was a deserving recipient of the prize. That is a worthwhile dialog!)
The information protection of an American president profitable the Peace Prize would then, clearly, be totally different than the protection of an American president merely being nominated for the prize. (Keep in mind that there’s one winner and, within the case of the 2021 award, 318 nominees.)

Trump appears to not perceive the excellence, or chooses to not perceive as a result of both a) in his thoughts he has already received or b) it merely matches his handy — although oft-disproven — narrative that the media is biased in opposition to him.

This isn’t the primary time Trump has expressed confusion about how the Peace Prize works or suspicion about how they determine who wins.

“I feel I will get a Nobel Prize for lots of issues, in the event that they gave it out pretty, which they do not,” Trump mentioned on the United Nations in 2019.

Which, properly, OK.

CNN’s Allison Gordon contributed to this report.


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