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The Atlantic floats idea of getting rid of Nobel Peace Prize after Trump nominations

A staff writer at The Atlantic argued in the publication’s “ideas” section Friday that the Nobel Peace Prize should be scrapped now that President Donald Trump has received nominations for the honor, saying that “it’s better to shut it down” altogether than to allow “wacky nominations like Trump’s.”

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President Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this week for brokering a peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and was graced with a second nomination Friday for overseeing an economic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia that also included Kosovo — a mostly Muslim nation — recognizing Israel.

In reaction, The Atlantic staff writer Graeme Wood wrote a piece calling for an “end to the Nobel Peace Prize,” claiming “the Trump nomination shows that peace had its chance, and blew it.”

Wood dismissed Trump’s diplomatic achievements, and pointed to a number of winners of the esteemed award who received the honor because of similar agreements that later fell apart.

He concludes:

All of this points to one of two conclusions: The Nobel Committee can either give the prize to do-gooder organizations such as the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders (and play things extra safe), or it can keep the prize locked away for a while, and reevaluate its reasoning for a modern era. I suspect that that reevaluation will end, if the committee is honest, with the admission that peace can be recognized only by its fruits, which take decades to mature, and not by its seeds. To keep giving awards for the seeds is to court embarrassment, and to make yourself hostage to wacky attention-seeking nominations like Trump’s. Better to shut it down, before the trolls do first.

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Wood’s piece comes just days after The Atlantic published a controversial and disputed report citing four anonymous sources claiming that the president referred to fallen U.S. soldiers as “losers” and “suckers.” The outlet was accused of bias and its reporter was lambasted for poor journalism for basing the story on the accounts of nameless individuals.

Other outlets, including Fox News, also cited unnamed sources who purportedly backed up some of claims made in The Atlantic’s report, but no one has yet gone on record. Several current and former Trump administration officials — including former national security advisor John Bolton and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — have said the claims made in the story are false.

The timing of left-leaning magazine publishing a piece arguing for getting rid of the Nobel Peace Prize over Trump being nominated after publishing the anonymously-sourced story blasting the president was not lost on social media users.

Benny Johnson, chief creative director for conservative group Turning Point USA quipped on Twitter, “Trump has officially broken @TheAtlantic.”

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President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize; person behind nomination slams Obama

President Donald Trump has officially been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Norway’s Parliament, said Trump is deserving of the esteemed award because of his efforts to broker peaceful relationships between countries, specifically citing the historic peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

What did Tybring-Gjedde say?

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Tybring-Gjedde said the Nobel Prize Committee should examine Trump’s record, for they will find that it is much more impressive than former President Barack Obama’s.

Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

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

“I’m not a big Trump supporter. The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts — not on the way he behaves sometimes,” the Norwegian lawmaker continued. “The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”

In his letter to the Nobel Prize Committee, Tybring-Gjedde explained the significance of the Israel-UAE peace deal.

“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote, adding Trump has played a “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.”

“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. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” Tybring-Gjedde went on to write.

Why did Obama win the prize?

According to the Nobel Prize Committee, Obama won the award for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population,” the committee said in 2009.

In 2015, the ex-secretary of the Nobel Prize Committee, Geir Lundestad — who chaired the committee in 2009 — revealed he regretted giving Obama the award.

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‘The View’ co-hosts laud Colin Kaepernick: He deserves back pay and an apology — oh, and a Nobel Peace Prize, too

Co-hosts on “The View” expressed their love and appreciation for NFL player-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday.

What are the details?

At least two of the show’s co-hosts lauded Kaepernick’s activism efforts amid — and leading up to — the George Floyd protests.

Co-host Sunny Hostin said that Kaepernick — who has not played in the NFL since spearheading the national anthem protest movement in 2016 — should be rehired in the NFL, and should receive back pay along with a comprehensive apology.

She also insisted that Kaepernick, an outspoken racial equality advocate, should receive a Nobel Peace Prize.

“I think he’s not only owed an apology,” she said. “I think he’s owed his job. I think he’s owed back pay. I think he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. I think what is fascinating about it is when you listen to [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, he mentions everything. He says we are wrong. We should have listened. Athletes in the league are now allowed to take a knee. We support peaceful protests. He mentions everything except the name of the man who started this peaceful protest.”

Hostin added that Kaepernick’s gesture of taking a knee during the protests has become the symbol of the racial equality movement.

“Taking the knee has become the symbol of these protests. We see it just all over the country,” she said. “We see it actually internationally now. I think it’s shameful that people were allowed to co-opt that movement and make it about the flag and make it something it was never about. It really is just shameful. I’m sort of shocked that Roger Goodell never mentioned [Kaepernick’s] name.”

Co-host Joy Behar later added that she feels Kaepernick isn’t so dissimilar from boxing star Muhammad Ali, and also “gave up his livelihood for a principle.”

“Well, you know, Sunny just said Colin Kaepernick is really the hero of this and should be rewarded instead of thrown out of his job,” Behar said.

“I think that Roger Goodell and the NFL need to get behind history and not be on the wrong side of it,” Behar insisted. “I say that about a lot of people. Mitch McConnell and the rest of them, who are on the wrong side of history right now. They will pay the price in years to come.”

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

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