Are Nobel Peace prizes given out unfairly? President Trump believes so!
While speaking to reporters on Monday before his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said, “I would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t.”
Trump was discussing the latest developments in the disputed region of Kashmir, which is sandwiched between India and Pakistan and which India has clamped down control over for the last several months. After Trump advertised himself as “an extremely good arbitrator,” a foreign reporter suggested that should Trump successfully broker peace, he would “very likely and definitely” receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
“They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency and he had no idea why he got it,” the president added, “You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on.”
Obama was awarded the prize in 2009, which was less than nine months into his term as president. The Nobel Committee claimed that he has shown “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.”
The honor drew confusion at the time from some in the international community who questioned what he could have done so soon in his presidency to merit such an achievement, especially with wars in the Middle East still raging. Even some in the White House expressed surprise at the win.
That’s because he didn’t do anything! In fact, he didn’t do anything for eight years except for aid our enemies and float around like a spineless jellyfish.
In February, Trump stated that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for the prize for helping create peace between North and South Korea, as well as his work to help denuclearize the peninsula.He has made it clear that he feels like he deserves the prize. Honestly, with his advances in world politics and deescalating problems, I would say he deserves one as well.
Nobel prizes are set to be announced next month. Chances are, the ridiculous activist Greta Thunberg will receive a prize for her cries about the imaginary crisis of climate change.