Christian Tybring-Gjedde an MP from the right-wing Progress Party of Norway has nominated President of the United States, Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021. This is the second time he has put forward the name of Trump. Trump's nomination comes for his role in brokering a truce between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Christian had earlier nominated Trump for the 2019 award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea. Christian said that he had also suggested Trumps name for facilitating the withdrawl of US troops from Iraq. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, that decides the award, however, has declined to comment. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is composed of five members appointed by the Storting - the Norwegian parliament. The nominations for 2021 award will close on January 31, 2021 and the winners will be announed on October 9, 2021.
Per procedure, thousands of people, including previous Nobel Laureates, members of parliamentary assemblies, academies, university professors and scientists among other prominent persons can nominate their candidates for the Noble Prize for the coming year. No one can nominate her/himself for the awards though.
Barack Obama was the last President of the United States to have received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, which was his first term in office. Last year Donald Trump had said that he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea and Syria.