Real estate mogul Donald Trump is no longer just in the running to become president of the United States, he has also reportedly been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, according to Agence France Presse (AFP).
The French news agency recently received confirmation of Trump’s nomination from Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. According to Harpviken, the Nobel committee received a letter (whose author has not been revealed) nominating Trump for his “vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”
MSNBC has reached out to the Nobel Foundation to confirm these reports, but has not heard back at this time.
According to the Nobel website, the “qualified nominators” can be former prize winners, national assemblies and governments, professors, members of international courts and other esteemed bodies. A person cannot nominate themselves, so if you were thinking the infamously self-confident Trump put himself forward, guess again. The nominators are not made public, but the nominees – which are supposed to be kept secret for 50 years – often are leaked. For instance, Pope Francis is widely viewed as a front-runner this year. Trump’s competition also reportedly includes Nadia Murad, a woman who has been an advocate for ISIS rape victims, and Denis Mukwege, a Congolese surgeon who treats the victims of sexual violence.
Early October Winner Of The Nobel Prize Was Announced
Trump did not win. Interesting though that out of 200 people or so nominated, one of them was Donald Trump. Let’s think about that now. Out of over 6 billion people, Donald Trump was selected and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016.
Here are the winners announced October 2016
“for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”
“for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”
“for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”
“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”
“for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end”
“for their contributions to contract theory”