An anonymous US politician has nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. making him one of the most bizarre nominations since Josef Stalin was nominated in 1948. His nomination – likely from an eligible GOP senator or congressman – was submitted only days before the February 1st deadline.
Joining a well-respected field which includes Pope Francis an advocate/activist for survivors of ISIS-led rapes, the anonymous nomination praised Trump’s “vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, Isis, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”
While Mr. Trump is not expected to be remotely close to the finalists considered for the award, it is disconcerting that US politicians would put politics over respect for the international award, likely in an attempt to sway undecided voters within the GOP field to vote for Trump in the upcoming primaries.
Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of Oslo’s Peace Research Institute, which publishes an annual forecast of the likely prize winner, confirmed to the Telegraph that he had been sent a copy of the Trump nomination containing the above-referenced rhetoric.
“I have committed not to reveal the identity of the nominator, but what I can say is that the nominator has shared a copy of his nomination letter directly with me, that the nominator has a position which gives him the right to nominate, and that I consider it valid.”
Mr. Harpvigen went on to admit his suspicion that the Trump nomination is likely little more than cynical publicity ploy given beginning of the primaries.
Injustice.In agrees with The Telegraph’s summation of this story, and further adds its disappointment in the lack of respect US politicians have for the Nobel Peace Prize and its selection processes.