An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde says Trump is deserving of the prize. (Sept. 9)
CHRISTIAN TYBRING-GJEDDE: I think Donald Trump is deserving it, and I think his efforts are actually stronger and tougher than many others because he has an undiplomatic touch. Meaning that he is not afraid to talk to people, talk to leaders.
And I can understand if people not necessarily think of Donald Trump as the greatest peacemaker. But, actually, internationally has done fairly well. And if you look at other Nobel Laureates-- for example, for literature or mathematics or physics-- nobody asking how in the personal life for this person is.
I mean, how he treats his wife, we don't ask that for other Nobel Peace Prize winning people, and you shouldn't ask that for a Peace Prize category either. So his personal life or what he does domestically has nothing to do with what he does internationally in creating peace.
His chances are slim. Like in most nations-- it is left-leaning, how you view the Nobel Peace Prize winners. They are very often on the left wing side. And you look at Barack Obama, he was given the Nobel Peace Prize [INAUDIBLE] for doing nothing, actually. He had been not in office for one year.
And he had done some great speeches and a good-looking man, but actually a peacemaker he wasn't at that time. But, anyway, I think it's-- they are looking at people or presidents and persons and prime ministers that is left-leaning, it's easier for them to give the prize to people that they can actually recognize themselves in.