Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The Republican presidential candidate— who has publically called for a ban on Muslims and said Mexicans were “criminals and rapists”— is being nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the world.
He was nominated for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”
Other nominees for the 2016 Nobel Prize are Pope Francis, Angela Merkel and the Greek islanders helping migrants and refugees.
The nomination was proposed by a group of university professors. The prize itself can be shared by a maximum of three laureates.
This isn’t the first time someone controversial has been nominated; Benito Mussolini was nominated in 1935, Adolf Hitler in 1939 and Joseph Stalin was nominated twice in 1945 and 1948.
Just two years ago, Vladmir Putin was nominated for the prestigious award.
Past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize include Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu .
The winner will be announced in October.