Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and everyone (apart from his supporters) is absolutely horrified.
But wait – it gets worse.
The person who nominated him is Christian Tybring-Gjedde – a right-wing Norwegian politician – who is anti-immigration, anti-Islam and has previously compared the hijab to the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi outfits.
So what’s the reason for the nomination?
Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping to broker a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The Norweigan politician also took a swipe at Obama for winning the coveted prize in 2009 and claimed the former POTUS “did nothing” to deserve it.
He told Fox News:
For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.
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.
Trump reportedly worked with countries to help broker the deal, which is expected to help Israel and the UAE to cooperate in fields including education, health care, energy, trade and security.
Trump’s nomination doesn’t mean he’ll win, though – even though his supporters (and Fox News) are absolutely loving it.
Previous unsuccessful nominees include Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin – with the latter picking up two nominations.
The news of the Peace Prize nomination shocked people on social media, with many venting their disbelief on Twitter.
But at least the memes and jokes were hilarious:
It’s worth noting that thousands of people across the world can submit nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize – these include university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates and members of parliamentary assemblies.
The winner is expected to be announced in October 2021.