President Donald Trump said this Monday that he believes he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for “many things” but complained that the prestigious award isn’t handed out fairly.
Trump told reporters during a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the United Nations, “I think I’m going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they gave it out fairly, which they don’t”.
Trump went on to argue that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, should not have received the award in 2009.
He claimed, “They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency and he had no idea why he got it. You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on”.
Obama was awarded the peace prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people,” even though he had only just become president.
Trump complains he would get Nobel Prize ‘if they gave it out fairly’
Posted by The Independent on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Trump’s fixation with the Nobel prize and Obama are both well-known as he has raised the prize before, along with the criticism for his Democrat predecessor. Last time, this issue arose during the early stages of Trump’s talks with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had reportedly nominated Trump for the prize.
When Trump was asked last May whether he thought he deserved it, he said, “Everyone thinks so” but that “I would never say it.”
In February, he even said that Obama received his Nobel shortly after taking office and added that, “with me, I probably will never get it.”
It seems Trump just can’t stop talking about The Nobel Peace Prize.