President Donald Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination created shock waves on social media, with people railing against it on Wednesday morning.
Trump was nominated by right-wing Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Tybring-Gjedde cited the president’s role in brokering a landmark normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during an interview on Fox News Wednesday morning.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde a known white supremacist, said, referring to Trump.
The nomination sparked strong reactions on social media from across the political media spectrum.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020
You were nominated by a far-right, non-American.
Do you know who actually won the Nobel Peace Prize?
Say his name, and say it loud!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 9, 2020
“You know his dislike of Barack Obama is plain & simple. He’s black,he went to Harvard law,he graduated the top of his class,he won the Nobel Peace Prize,he’s incredibly articulate,he’s all the things dOnald tRump wants to be right. And he just can’t handle it.”
~ Michael Cohen
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) September 9, 2020
Hitler was once also nominated for the same prize.
— Jay Lionel (@JayLionel7) September 9, 2020
People who lock children in cages don’t get those tho. pic.twitter.com/AMVcujnZ7W
— BlueDanger (@SayMyName2020) September 9, 2020
His nomination of Trump in 2018 failed. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were awarded the 2018 prize, for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Interesting that this happens around the same day the DOJ moves on the Trump rape lawsuit.
— Lynn Smith (@Lynnie815) September 9, 2020
Can you retweet this few more times? It is hilarious how much self appraisal you give to yourself in third person….😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Hans Möller 🇺🇸🇩🇪🇨🇦 (@HMolller) September 9, 2020
Most Americans (who aren't White Supremacists, or racists, or religious hypocrites, or fake "patriots") are beyond tired of the President's utter nonsense.
America can — and will — do far better.
And very, very soon.
— Frank Amari (@FrankAmari2) September 9, 2020
This is like when you were nominated for an Emmy for The Apprentice.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) September 9, 2020
A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER. pic.twitter.com/TA5pzp3W9K
— Phillip- Get the Red Out- VOTE Blue 🌊 (@Phillip2020Vote) September 9, 2020
Trump, nominated for the Nobel Prize, as well as other 317 people and organisations.
It was submitted by Tybring-Gjedde, member of Norwegian Parliament and white supremacist who also nominated him for the unsuccessful Nth Korea nomination in 2018.https://t.co/k678Dt49vz
— Paul the other one, it's got bells (@paulcshipley) September 9, 2020