Former one-term Donald Trump loves to brag about his accomplishments a lot.
He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was the cover star of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition in 2016.
“I can only say this: My whole life has been about winning. My whole life,” Donald Trump once stated during an interview back in 2016. “My life has been about victories. I’ve won a lot. I win a lot. I win — when I do something, I win. And even in sports, I always won. I was always a good athlete. And I always won,” Trump continued.
“In golf, I’ve won many club championships. Many, many club championships. And I have people that can play golf great, but they can’t win under pressure. So, I’ve always won.”
The awards that have alluded to Trump, however, outnumber the ones he has won. Trump is well-known for his dissatisfaction with his show, “The Apprentice,” for which he has been nominated multiple times but has never won an Emmy.
Many people are also aware that Trump is enraged that previous President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but he was not. “They gave one to Obama immediately … and he had no idea why he got it,” Trump complained.
Trump, on the other hand, believed his luck was going to turn, and that he would finally win the honor in 2020 after being spurned in 2018. That was not the case.
Donald Trump did not win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 and has never won any of the other times he’s been nominated. He falsely claimed he did in 2020. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a far-right Norwegian politician, nominated Trump twice for the prize, once in 2018 and again in 2020. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said.
Despite his declaration that he is not a Trump follower, Tybring-Gjedde believes that “the committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts — not on the way he behaves sometimes.”
Trump is likely to agree with Tybring-Gjedde because he feels the Nobel Prize selection process is rigged, despite the lack of evidence to back this up. Despite the fact that Trump and his supporters do not believe in the Nobel Peace Prize’s sanctity, they consider it an honor to be nominated.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany remarked, “This is a hard-earned and well-deserved accolade for this president. “Career politicians merely talk about the kind of results that this president has achieved on the world stage.”
Even if Trump believes the process is rigged, the Nobel committee, according to its website, chooses its winner(s) in a very basic yet strategic manner.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee reviews all nominees before deciding on a “shortlist” of five to twenty people who will be considered for the award.
The Committee then conducts background investigation with their advisors to learn more about the applicants before making further cuts.
The committee must vote unanimously after they have narrowed it down to their final group. If they are unable to reach an agreement by the beginning of October, they will hold a vote, with the nominee receiving the most votes winning. Because Donald Trump did not receive a unanimous or majority vote, he will not be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.
Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.