Trump campaign misspells the Nobel Peace Prize in a fundraising ad
- The Trump campaign released an advertisement incorrectly labeling Noble a “Nobel” in celebration of his second nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- An extreme right-wing Norwegian deputy again presented President Donald Trump’s name for the prestigious award, citing his role in the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel.
- Anyone can be nominated for the award, and hundreds of candidates are presented each year.
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The Trump campaign released an ad this week promoting President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, but Nobel misspelled the word “Nobel.”
A Facebook ad shows Trump smiling as the text overlay: “President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.” The caption read: “President Trump has achieved peace in the Middle East!”
The 2021 nomination earlier this week came from a far-right Norwegian lawmaker who praised Trump’s role in promoting negotiations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month.
“The Nobel Peace Prize and Donald J Trump should be awarded all efforts that lead to peace in that region,” Christian Tiebring-Gedi told Fox News.
Tybring-Gjedde previously threw Trump’s name in the race in 2019 for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
To be sure, Trump has not secured widespread peace in the region. Palestinian leaders immediately rejected the much-touted Trump administration’s plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict early this year, and US forces remain deployed in Iraq and Syria.
Any head of state or member of a national government can present a candidate, and hundreds are nominated for the prestigious award each year. The BBC reported that the rules also allow university professors and directors of foreign policy institutes to present candidates.
Trump celebrated the admission on Twitter by re-posting a list of congratulatory messages from conservatives on Wednesday morning.
– Donald J Trump (realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020
The president always wanted the award and had previously criticized the selection committee for not actually awarding him that honor.
His re-election team quickly moved to celebrate the nomination news through ads, as well as campaign emails and texts to supporters asking for donations.
Four American presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize, most recently former President Barack Obama in 2009. Trump has criticized this choice.
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