Former President Donald Trump has recently received another Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) nominated the former President on January 30 for his work on the Abraham Accords.
President Trump’s Abraham Accords were an unprecedented accomplishment in the pursuit of Middle East peace, yet they continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
I am honored to nominate Donald Trump today for the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless efforts to…
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) January 30, 2024
Tenney praised Trump in her press release for his work on the “first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years.”
Trump brokered the Abraham Accords on September 15, 2020. This peace deal improved diplomatic relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and later Morocco. Many considered such a deal impossible. It was the first diplomatic agreement toward Arab-Israeli peace in the Middle East since September of 1993’s Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Agreements.
Trump has been nominated for the prize before. In 2018, he was nominated by a group of Republican lawmakers, as well as by Norwegian Parliament members for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He received four nominations for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for his work on the Abraham Accords, from lawmakers in various countries. He did not receive the prize in either year.
His first nomination in 2020 came from Norwegian Parliament Member Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who had previously nominated him for the prize in 2018 for his summit with Kim Jong Un.
He was later nominated in the same year by Laura Huhtasaari of the Finnish Parliament, Swedish Lawmaker Magnus Jacobsson, and again by a group of four Australian law professors.
Despite popular belief that a Trump presidency would throw the world into chaos, Trump was the first president since Jimmy Carter not to send U.S. troops into a new war. Even former President Barack Obama (D), who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, sent U.S. troops to Libya.
While most Democrat voters claim to be anti-war, Trump received very little recognition from left-wing sources for his work towards peace. Anti-war sentiments among Americans seem to have receded under President Joe Biden (D), with many of his voters insistent that the U.S. should get involved in the war between Ukraine and Russia.
Despite international support, Trump seems unlikely to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his groundbreaking commitment to peace. The committee already declined to award him the prize in 2021, and a change in position seems unlikely. It is technically possible though, and the left-wing reaction would surely be a sight to see.