On Monday President Donald Trump was nominated for the third time this year for a 2021 Noble Peace Prize. The nomination came courtesy of Australian law professors praising the “Trump Doctrine” against endless wars.
While speaking with Sky News in Australia, law professor David Flint explained why he decided to nominate Trump.
“The Trump Doctrine is something extraordinary, as so many things that Donald Trump does. He is guided by two things, which seem to be absent from so many politicians. He has firstly common sense and he is only guided by a national interest, and therefore, in our circumstances, an interest in the Western alliance,” Flint said. “What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided that he would no longer have America involved in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing, but the killing of thousands of young Americans and enormous debts imposed on America.”
During his interview with Sky News, Flint also spoke about the recent peace deal announced by Trump between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), making the latter the third Arab country to make peace with the Jewish nation.
While speaking with Sky News, Flint said, “What Trump did was he went ahead and negotiated against all advice, but he did it with common sense.”
“He negotiated directly with the Arab states concerned and Israel and brought them together and these states are lining up,” Flint added. “He’s also been the first American president to work out how to make America energy independent of the Middle East.
Flint continued his praise for Trump, saying, “He is really producing peace in the world in a way which none of his predecessors did. He fully deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.”
This is not the first time Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, as he has received two nominations already.
Earlier this month, Trump was nominated for it by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who leads Norway’s NATO delegation and cited Trump’s role in the peace deal between Israel and the UAE.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said.
Trump was nominated just a few days later by Magnus Jacobsson, who is a member of the Swedish parliament, for a peace deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
“I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” Jacobsson wrote in a tweet.
Trump has also been nominated for his work on the Korean Peninsula while in office.
Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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