Norwegian parliament (Storting) representative Christian Tybring-Gjedde of the Progress Party (Frp) has nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
President Trump has reacted by calling him to thank him for the nomination.
Trump called Tybring-Gjedde on Monday.
“It was just to thank me for the nomination. I was surprised.
It was great of him to do that. I don’t think everyone does that. He’s very nice,” Tybring-Gjedde told the news agency AFP.
Trump also called the Swedish politician Magnus Jacobsson in the Christian Democrats to thank him for the nomination from Sweden, as Jacobsson also nominated Trump for the Peace Prize.
Tybring-Gjedde’s daughter disagrees with nomination
After Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second time, his daughter openly voiced her opposition to the move.
On September 9, Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde, an MP of the Conservative Party (H), noted that Trump was not a suitable candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In an email to American CBS, she wrote that she distances herself from Trump as a suitable candidate.
“CBS asked me what I think about the nomination, and it was difficult not to answer. The answer is that I do not think that Donald Trump qualifies (for the award),” Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde told newspaper Dagsavisen.
“I think there is a small minority in the Norwegian political landscape that supports a Trump nomination, and it would have been strange if I did not comment on it to CBS when they asked,” she added.
She has not nominated anyone herself.
“However, what is happening in Belarus is interesting,” Tybring-Gjedde noted at the time.
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