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Pres­i­dent Trump nom­i­nat­ed for Nobel Peace Prize again

State Depart­ment spokesper­son Mor­gan Orta­gus dis­cuss­es the nom­i­na­tion on ‘Fox and Friends. ‘Pres­i­dent Trump has picked up anoth­er nom­i­na­tion for the Nobel Peace Prize, after a Finnish mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment (MEP) called for the Amer­i­can pres­i­dent to receive the honor.

Lau­ra Huh­tasaari, an MEP and a mem­ber of the right-wing Finns Par­ty, wrote to the Nobel Com­mit­tee to nom­i­nate Trump for the 2021 prize “in recog­ni­tion of his endeav­ors to end the era of end­less wars, con­struct peace by encour­ag­ing con­flict­ing par­ties for dia­logue and nego­ti­a­tions, as well as under­pin inter­nal cohe­sion and sta­bil­i­ty of his country.”

Huh­tasaari said Trump has near­ly com­plet­ed a pres­i­den­tial term with­out involv­ing the U.S. in a new for­eign con­flict, while with­draw­ing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. She also cit­ed the Abra­ham Accords — peace deals between two Arab Gulf nations and Israel.

Addi­tion­al­ly, she said Trump has “main­tained nation­al cohe­sion and secured law and order” at home.

“It is hard to imag­ine a pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States from the last decades, or a cur­rent head of state, who would deserve more the Committee’s recog­ni­tion in 2021 than Pres­i­dent Trump for his efforts to build peace in the world,” Huh­tasaari writes.

The let­ter marks the lat­est in a grow­ing push in Europe and else­where for Trump to be award­ed the prize.

Trump was first nom­i­nat­ed by a Nor­we­gian Par­lia­ment mem­ber for his role in the peace deal between Israel and the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates. Days lat­er, a Swedish Par­lia­ment mem­ber nom­i­nat­ed Trump again for his role in a U.S.-brokered nor­mal­iza­tion deal between Ser­bia and Koso­vo.Video

Vil­helm Jun­ni­la, a Mem­ber of Fin­land’s Par­lia­ment, also nom­i­nat­ed Trump — along with Israel’s Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khal­i­fa — for the prize because of the Bahrain-Israel deal.

Last month, three mem­bers of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment sub­mit­ted a res­o­lu­tion to call on the E.U. to nom­i­nate Trump for the prize.

“Most of my fel­low Euro-par­lia­men­tar­i­ans will regard such a sug­ges­tion as a provo­ca­tion,” said Rob Roos, a Dutch mem­ber of the par­lia­ment. “They believe that they embody the good and that Trump embod­ies evil. But a clos­er look at Trump’s actu­al record can only lead to the con­clu­sion that he has devot­ed his pres­i­den­cy to world peace, and with con­sid­er­able success.”

Sep­a­rate­ly, a group of Aus­tralian law pro­fes­sors backed Trump for the award.

Nom­i­na­tion to the Nobel Com­mit­tee is a pre­lim­i­nary step, and any­one with­in cer­tain cat­e­gories — includ­ing law­mak­ers, uni­ver­si­ty pro­fes­sors and pri­or recip­i­ents — can nom­i­nate can­di­dates. There were 318 can­di­dates for the 2020 prize — which went to the World Food Bank.

The prize recip­i­ent is deter­mined by a five-per­son Nobel Com­mit­tee, which is appoint­ed by the Nor­we­gian Par­lia­ment. The win­ner of the Peace Prize for 2021 will not be announced until Octo­ber of next year.

Souerce: Fox News’ Evie Ford­ham and Jon Deck­er con­tributed to this report.