President Donald Trump on Wednesday vigorously promoted the news that he had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, tweeting at least 17 times in less than a half-hour about his candidacy for the prestigious commendation he has long sought.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a far-right member of the Norwegian Parliament, revealed his nomination of Trump in a Facebook post citing the “groundbreaking cooperation agreement” the White House announced last month between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
“The agreement can open for lasting peace between several Arab countries and Israel,” Tybring-Gjedde wrote. The Israel-UAE agreement, which is preliminary, seeks to normalize diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations, which are not at war.
In an interview with Fox News, Tybring-Gjedde argued that Trump had “broken a 39-year-old streak of American presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict,” adding that the “last president