Right up front, allow me to say that what I’m about to tell you is not a joke, nor am I auditioning for a job at “The Onion.” This is fact, and even I’m still shaking my head in disbelief as I write this.
Why? Because Donald Trump has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Freaking Peace Prize, people!!
Names of nominees for the prize are closely-guarded by the Nobel committee, but leaked information suggests that Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and the Greek islanders trying to help refugees fleeing from the Syrian civil war, are all in the running for the 2016 Peace Prize.
Nobel watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, confirmed that Trump’s name had indeed been placed into nomination for the Nobel, which President Obama won in 2009.
Harpviken said he received a nomination letter in which Trump–who has called for banning all Muslim from entering the United States, said he will deport all illegal immigrants, and build a wall on the Mexican border–was deserving of the award for:
His vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran, and Communist China.
It should be noted that thousands of people are allowed to make nominations for the Peace Prize, including members of parliament and government ministers, former laureates, and also some university professors.
Also, the Nobel Institute accepts all valid nominations, so just because a person’s name is on the list, that in no way signifies that they approve of a nomination.
Yes, I realize that even the fact someone would dare nominate a jackass like Trump is a slap to all that is decent and everything the Nobel Peace Prize stands for, and for all we know, Trump paid someone to put his name forward.
But if anyone needs a good reason why Trump should instead be considered for Hater of the Year, I present this video as all the necessary evidence:
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