“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, who is also chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox.
In his nomination letter, Tybring-Gjedde said Trump’s leadership has led to a historic deal with Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The two countries agreed to normalize diplomatic ties on August 13, an accord brokered as a part of the Trump administration’s plan for Middle East peace. Israel and the UAE are expected to sign a formal deal on September 15 at the White House, announced Tuesday.
“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 wrote to the Nobel committee, according to Fox.
He also cited Trump’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”
Tybring-Ghedde added praise of Trump’s efforts to avoid costly wars and to end endless wars, writing, “Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter.”
Tybring-Ghedde is a member of the Norway’s populist party, but says he’s “not a big Trump supporter,” yet he believes the President deserves the prize for accomplishing more than his predecessors, like President Barack Obama, who was awarded the honor during his presidency.
“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he said.
“The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
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