December 2020 – On September 9, President Donald Trump was nominated for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norway Parliament member who made the nomination, cited the president’s work concerning a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
This deal included “the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” according to a joint statement from Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed. Two additional nominations have followed.
“They will exchange embassies and ambassadors,” Trump added, “and begin cooperation across the board … including tourism, education, health care, trade, and security.” Tybring-Gjedde released a statement, explaining his nomination. “It is now to hope that the Nobel Committee is able to consider what Trump has achieved internationally and that it does not stumble in established prejudice against the U.S. president.”