Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, For Some Reason

So Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, the guy who once stated he would “beat the s*** out of” the Islamic State if elected President could now become a Nobel Laureate.

Apparently, Trump’s nomination letter states that “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China” is the reason he was nominated. This entire situation is so surreal, it borders on satire, considering all the different demographics Trump has insulted since declaring his candidacy for President. He’s accused border-crossing Mexicans of being little more than drug dealers and rapists, he’s engaged in several sexist attacks against FOX News reporter Megyn Kelly, and has repeatedly accused the president of lying about his place of birth.

Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, For Some Reason

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Right now, there’s no word on just who nominated Trump in the first place. However, considering there are roughly 200 people nominated for the Peace Prize in each cycle, it’s clear that the nominating committee is pretty huge. Basically, anyone elected to national assembly and/or any professor of “social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology” is eligible to participate in the nomination process, which means random picks like Trump are prone to happen. That said, he’s going to need a lot of votes to make the shortlist of finalists for the prize. A nomination is in no way a guarantee. But stranger things have happened. Hell, the fact that Trump has even made it this far into the presidential race is proof enough.

Hey, if nothing else, Trump’s nomination should give late night talk show hosts way more material. Stephen Colbert alone is already on fire with his Trump flip-flopper material. So yeah…silver linings, people. Silver linings.

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