[COMMENTARY] Right-Wing Norwegian Nominates Trump for Nobel
Donald Trump wants to destroy everything Barack Obama ever did while winning the very same award Obama received for doing the things he did. And thanks to a Norwegian Nazi, Trump is a little closer to achieving his dream…or is he?
There are several issues connected to Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination. His nominator, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, is a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party and said Trump should be considered because of his work “for abetween the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East.”
While any national lawmaker can nominate someone for the Nobel Peace Prize, all nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee by February 1. Therefore, Trump cannot actually be considered for the next Nobel Peace Prize. And despite considering DHS just announced that white supremacists are a persistent and lethal threat to the United States, apparently it’s fine to have one nominate Trump for a Nobel.
But any distraction is a good distraction for Team Trump, and the controversy certainly didn’t stop Trump from retweeting news stories about his nomination at least seventeen times on Wednesday. Twitter went appropriately nuts over this newest fabrication from the latest round of scandals connected to the Trump Administration just over the last week.
Trump being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by far-right anti-immigration nut job Christian Tybring-Gjedde is like getting a letter of recommendation to be a firefighter by a pyromaniac or like, you know, being endorsed for President by Osama Bin Laden’s niece Noor Bin Laden.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 9, 2020
The guy who nominated Trump for a Nobel prize is a known white supremacist. The guy who nominated Trump for a Nobel prize is a known white supremacist. The guy who nominated Trump for a Nobel prize is a known white supremacist.
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) September 9, 2020
Nobel Peace Prize nominees include Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and now #Trump
— Fredon Moniteau (@FMoniteau) September 9, 2020
The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t publicly comment on nominees. Under its rules, the information is required to be kept secret for 50 years. It might take that long for Twitter to get over this non-nomination, especially when the nominee can’t stop criming or deliberately ignoring a deadly pandemic.
New: Senior DHS official alleges in whistleblower complaint that he was told to stop providing intelligence analysis on threat of Russian interference. https://t.co/5CkL7ZhraC
— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) September 9, 2020
194,463 #COVID19 deaths in America as of today
🤔💭🤔💭 hmm… about that Nobel Peace Prize… https://t.co/53vIxLwwA7
— Scarlet ✨🔥 Plan Your Vote (@ScarletAvengers) September 9, 2020
Remember how she warned us about all of the things?
Trump knew how deadly the virus was.
He deliberately lied to the American people about it.
Nearly 200,000 people, their families, and our entire country are paying the price.https://t.co/F9rmCGSKm9
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 9, 2020
You can’t say you did Nazi see this coming.
Trump was just nominated for a Nobel prize by a white nationalist. He was also endorsed by leaders of the KKK and the family of Bin Laden.
I don’t know which makes him look worse: the company he keeps or the companies he‘s lost.
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) September 9, 2020
And that sound you hear is irony finally dying a fiery death.
"You can't deny what has happened on President Trump's watch." – Kayleigh McEnemy
That's weird, she does it every day.https://t.co/9cdOmivbZy
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 9, 2020