President Trump landed another nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, after a Finnish member of the European Parliament (MEP) called on the US president to receive the honor.
Laura Huhtasaari, an MEP and member of the right-wing Finnish party, wrote to the Nobel Committee to nominate Trump for the 2021 prize “in recognition of his efforts to end the era of endless wars, to build peace by encouraging the parties in conflict with dialogue. and negotiations, as well as underpin the internal cohesion and stability of his country.
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Huhtasaari said Trump has almost completed a presidential term without involving the United States in a new foreign conflict, while withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. She also cited the Abraham’s Accords – peace accords between two Arab Gulf countries and Israel.
Further, she said Trump had “maintained national cohesion and guaranteed law and order” at home.
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“It is difficult to imagine a president of the United States of the last decades, or a current head of state, who deserves the recognition of the Committee in 2021 more than President Trump for his efforts to build peace in the world”, writes Huhtasaari.
The letter marks the latest in a growing push in Europe and elsewhere for Trump to receive the award.
Trump was first nominated by a member of the Norwegian Parliament for his role in the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Days later, a member of the Swedish parliament again nominated Trump for his role in a US-brokered normalization deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
Last month, three members of the European Parliament introduced a resolution calling on the EU to nominate Trump for the award.
“Most of my fellow Euro-parliamentarians will regard such a suggestion as a provocation,” said Rob Roos, Member of the Dutch Parliament. “They believe they embody good and that Trump embodies evil. But a closer examination of Trump’s actual record can only lead to the conclusion that he has dedicated his presidency to world peace, and with considerable success. ”
Separately, a group of Australian law professors backed Trump for the prize.
Nomination to the Nobel Committee is a preliminary step, and anyone in certain categories – including lawmakers, university professors and past laureates – can nominate candidates. There were 318 applicants for the 2020 award – which went to the World Food Bank.
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The winner of the prize is determined by a five-person Nobel committee appointed by the Norwegian Parliament. The 2021 Peace Prize winner won’t be announced until October of next year.
Fox News’s Evie Fordham and Jon Decker contributed to this report.