In a move certain to infuriate Trump-hating leftists, the president has just been nominated for another Nobel Peace Prize – marking the third nomination he’s received in recent weeks.
The nomination comes at the hands of a group of four Australian law professors who are attributing it to the president’s astounding and unique approach to foreign policy which they are calling the “Trump doctrine.”
“The ‘Trump doctrine’ is so extraordinary, as so many things that Donald Trump does, he’s 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,” one of the professors David Flint said during a virtual appearance Monday on Sky News.
Flint pointed out Trump’s desire to end longstanding American conflicts that his predecessors either started or failed to pull the U.S. out of.
“And what he has done with the Trump doctrine is 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, and nothing solved in the countries in which it is carried on. So he’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war.”
Flint also focused on President Trump’s unorthodox approach to bringing peace to the Middle East – something which many believed nobody was capable of as most countries refused to acknowledge or deal with Israel.
Several Arab states including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of relations earlier this month. Flint said that, with all sides crediting Trump for helping to broker the peace deal, the historic advancement would not have been possible without him in the White House.
“What Donald Trump did was go 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 the states are lining up, Arab and Middle Eastern, to join that network of peace, which will dominate the Middle East,” Flint said.
Flint then shifted to another region, pointing to the President’s successes in easing tensions with North Korea – despite many insisting at the time he took office that a conflict with them was imminent.
Flint further points to Trump’s withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris climate agreement as reasons to nominate him for the prize.
Earlier in September, President Trump received two other nominations; one by a Norwegian lawmaker citing the UAE-Israel deal, and another by a Swedish lawmaker for the Trump brokered Kosovo-Serbia agreement.
Asked about the nominations and whether he could extend his efforts to China, Trump recently told reporters that he was honored and he would be open to working with China and India.
“I know that China now, and India, are having difficulty, and very—very substantial difficulty. And hopefully they’ll be able to work that out. If we can help, we’d love to help,” he said.
In a separate statement, the White House said the Middle Eastern peace deals were “a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of President Trump, and he is honored to be considered by the Nobel Committee.”