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A peace prize for Trump?

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The odds are that when next year’s Nobels are announced, Trump will be neither a peace laureate nor a president.


19 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
A peace prize for Trump?

File photo. US President Donald Trump reacted angrily to the Supreme Court rulings. AFP/File/JIM WATSON

So, is there a Nobel Peace Prize looming in President Donald Trump’s future? After all, his predecessor was awarded one merely for turning up to work. President Barack Obama was awarded it after only eight months in office. The decision was obviously based on what he might do, rather than what he had done. The committee made big of small scraps, writing that Obama’s award was: “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” On these principles, had Obama not been awarded the Peace Prize so hastily in 2009, it is unlikely that he would have...

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