For Donald Trump, the equation is simple: he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in many ways, but the dice are stacked. “I could get the Nobel Peace Prize for many things if they attributed it honestly, but it is not the case,” said Monday the US President on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the UN, in New York.
This is not the first time the Republican billionaire, always very sensitive to comparisons with his predecessors, evokes the Nobel. When a handful of elected Republicans had the idea that he received the prestigious award for his management of the thorny North Korean issue, he had long commented on the idea.
“They gave him to (Barack) Obama immediately after he came to power and he had no idea why he had received it,” he said on Monday. “You know what? It’s one of the few things I agree with, “he added, amused.
By receiving the Nobel Prize on December 10, 2009, Barack Obama acknowledged the “considerable controversy” over this surprising award at the dawn of his first term. “I’m at the beginning, not the end, of my work on the world stage,” he said. Beyond Barack Obama, three other US presidents have already received the prestigious award: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter.