Donald Trump didn’t win a Nobel Prize this year — but already he’s been nominated for one in 2021, thanks to a right-wing Finnish politician who cites the president’s “endeavors to end the era of endless wars.”
Finland’s Laura Huhtasaari, a European Parliament representative and a member of the far-right Finns Party, nominated the president for the 2021 Peace Prize after Trump was snubbed from this year’s honors.
Trump’s nomination is “in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, as well as underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country,” Huhtasaari wrote in a letter dated Friday to the Nobel Committee.
Anyone can be nominated for the award as long as they meet certain basic criteria.
Huhtasaari credited the president with managing to complete his term without ensnaring the US in another major international conflict and for reducing the number of troops in the Middle East.
Trump had received three nominations for the 2020 Peace Prize.
Ultimately the award was handed out to the World Food Programme, a branch of the United Nations dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity.
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