President Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than former President Barack Obama when he received the honor in 2009, said Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer.
“I can say he deserves one more than Obama when Obama received it,” Bremmer said Thursday in aninterview on Bloomberg Television. “It was a symbolic price at the time. It was an encouraging price. It was ambitious and overtly political.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that Obama had won the award on October 9, 2009, less than nine months after the start of Obama’s presidency, citing the former president’s work on nuclear non-proliferation and public awareness. muslim world. Giving the honor to Obama so soon after taking office has led Trump and others to accuse the prize of being overtly political.
Trump wasnominated for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize by a right-wing Norwegian anti-immigration party lawmaker.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde of the Progress Party put forward Trump’s name, citing the US-brokered deal that put Israel and the UAE on a path to normalizing relations, in an interview with Fox News . This is the second time Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for the award.
“Trump has had a lot of foreign policy missteps, but he has had some success,” Bremmer said, citing Trump’s role in negotiating theagreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel and Bahrain.
– With the help of Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua