On Sunday, former President Donald Trump received yet another nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was also nominated recently for the prize. Both men were nominated for efforts made by the Trump administration to bring peace to the Middle East.
When Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a
member of the Norwegian Parliament nominated Trump back in September, he said
the following: “For his merit, I think [Trump] has done more trying to create
peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.
The latest nomination came from Jaak
Madison, an Estonian member of the European Parliament justified a Trump
nomination as follows: “Donald Trump is the first president of the United
States in the last 30 years, whose office the country has not started any war.
In addition, several peace agreements have been made under his leadership in
the Middle East, which has helped ensure stability in the region and peace.”
Stacy Abrams, a Democratic
politician from Georgia, was nominated for the Peace Prize by Norwegian
parliament member Lars Haltbrekken. He gave the following for his justification:
“Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight
for equality before the law and for civil rights.” He added, “Abrams’ efforts
to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States of America shall
succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful
and just society.”
Abrams may be deserving of the
nomination, but another nomination is quite questionable. When Petter Eide, Norwegian
Member of Parliament, nominated Black Lives Matter, he justified his nomination
by calling the violent group “a very important worldwide movement to fight
Any unbiased and thinking person should
consider Trump as a likely candidate. He does have connection to the peace
deals that were recently made in the Middle East, and he did not start any new
wars in his four years in office. Black Lives Matter, otherwise known as BLM,
is the movement that rampaged through numerous cities from May to September
2020. They may not have been involved in every riot, but they were certainly
involved in most of them. How can anyone with good sense nominate BLM for the
Nobel Peace Prize after watching them terrorize city after city for months?