President Donald Trump was nominated Wednesday for the Nobel Peace Prize by a right wing politician, sparking a social media battle between conservatives and liberals. 

Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, citing his role in restoring relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The news follows Israel’s halted efforts to annex territory in the West Bank. The UAE also ended its boycott against Israel with a trade deal.

Trump fans on Twitter applauded the president on Twitter, while left-wing Americans mocked the choice.

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On the other side of the spectrum liberals slammed the choice with comments like, “Trump’s never ever gonna win a Nobel Prize unless they make one for the worst person on the planet.”

During an interview with Fox News, Tybring-Gjedde explained his nomination. 

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”

He also cited Trump’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”

Tybring-Gjedde, who is a member of Norway’s right-wing Progress Party, hailed the president for withdrawing troops from the Middle East. “Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict,” he said. “The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter.”

Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize previously.

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