Former US President Donald Trump and His son-in law former White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner are among those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Other nominees include Black Lives Matter, The World Health Orgaization (WHO) and its COVAX programme, Greta Thunberg environment activist and Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.
In Justifying his nomination of Donald Trump for the prestigious award, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a right-wing lawmaker from Norway said,
“I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
Trump has on several occasions indicated that he believes he is deserving of the award. In 2019 instead of congratulating Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who won the award Trump said he was more deserving of the award. He also expressed similar sentiments when then-President Barack Obama won the Nobel in 2009. According to Trump,
“I would get a Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t.”
He added that,
“He (Obama) had no idea why he got it. You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on.”
Forbes reports that Kushner and his deputy Avi Berkowitz, “were nominated by a former Trump attorney, for their role in negotiating the normalization of relationships between Israel and four Arab nations as part of the “Abraham Accords.” Nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize are usually kept confidential; names are not released until 50 years later, however persons can choose to disclose who they have nominated.