The US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and for facilitating the historic deal.
Trump was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament.
Tybring-Gjedde said that Trump has done more for peace than numerous holders of the coveted award. “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.
The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to Trump as he seeks reelection, and reflected the changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the Palestinians.
In his nomination letter, Tybring-Gjedde wrote: 'As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.'
Tybring-Gjedde also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
This may turn the tide in Trump's favor in the upcoming US elections, beginning November 3. Most polls show him trailing behind his Democrat rival Joe Biden.
President Trump had earlier claimed that he was robbed of the Nobel Peace Prize.