New York Rep Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) nominated former President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for his outstanding efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.

“Donald Trump was instrumental in facilitating the first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years,” Tenney said in a press release Tuesday.

“For decades, bureaucrats, foreign policy ‘professionals’, and international organizations insisted that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump proved that to be false,” Tenney said.

While president, Trump negotiated peace accords between Israel, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan. The signatories to these normalization agreements signed between Dec. 2020 and Jan. 2021 as Trump rounded out the end of his term as president.

Meanwhile, the 45th president actively pursued laying the groundwork for future agreements to normalize foreign relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The congressional office for Rep. Tenney pointed out in the press release Tuesday that the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the Peace Prize to negotiators who brought Israel and Egypt to the table to sign peace accords in 1978, yet “the Abraham Accords, achieved by President Trump, continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.”

“The valiant efforts by President Trump in creating the Abraham Accords were unprecedented and continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, underscoring the need for his nomination today,” said Congresswoman Tenney.

“Now more than ever, when Joe Biden’s weak leadership on the international stage is threatening our country’s safety and security, we must recognize Trump for his strong leadership and his efforts to achieve world peace. I am honored to nominate former President Donald Trump today and am eager for him to receive the recognition he deserves,” Tenney added.

Former President Barack Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize in Oct. 2009, though he had little foreign policy experience. In 2015, when the U.S. bombed a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan, Obama became the first Peace Prize laureate in history to bomb another Peace Prize laureate and issued a rare apology from the White House.