Of course, it comes from two anti-immigration Norwegians.
Courtesy of Fortune:
U.S. President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an agreement to work toward de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The U.S leader was nominated by two members of Norway’s governing Progress Party, according to state broadcaster NRK. The deadline for this year’s prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year. It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year’s prize.
Nominations for the world’s most coveted prize are open to lawmakers, academics and researchers from around the world. The Nobel Committee in Oslo typically receives hundreds of nominations each year, and past candidates have also included Russian President Vladimir Putin and Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. A record 330 people were nominated this year.
While the Norwegian Nobel committee is appointed by parliament, it’s decisions are independent. Trump was nominated by two right-wing members of Norway’s Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and lower taxes.
Apparently, the two men were super impressed with Trump’s North Korean denuclearization deal, which does not really do anything to ensure denuclearization.
They were actually probably more impressed that Trump is also a Right Winger who hates immigrants and just used the North Korea thing as an excuse to give their man-crush a cool trophy.
I really do not think that Trump has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the Nobel Peace Prize which will probably lead him to declaring war on Norway, or at the very least imposing sanctions on Oslo.