President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal

President Donald J. Trump, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27, 2020. (Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
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By Dave Goldiner New York Daily News (TNS)

A Norwegian lawmaker, best known for his far-right political beliefs and controversial immigration views, said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed last month to a historic deal normalizing relations and are scheduled to sign it at the White House on Tuesday.

This is Trump’s second nomination for the ultimate international honor — he was also given the nod in 2018 for his efforts to bring reconciliation between North and South Korea.

“I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Norway’s parliament, told Fox News.

Any lawmaker serving in a national Norwegian legislature can nominate someone for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump, who has long chafed at President Barack Obama’s international adulation, is trying to make political hay out of the Mideast peace breakthrough, which has also boosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks to distract attention from his upcoming trial on corruption charges.

“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,” Tybring-Gjedde said in a Facebook post.

However, he said he doesn’t agree with all of Trump’s policies.

“I am not a big Trump supporter,” he said.

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