Donald Trump Was Just Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 3, 2016 at 6:07 pm |

Someone Tell the Nobel Committee They’re Fired

Each year by February 1, thousands of people around the world, including politicians, professors, and previous winners, may submit nominations to the five-person Nobel Prize committee in Oslo, Norway for the year’s awards. The committee has always consisted of Norwegian nationals appointed by the Norwegian Parliament who have until the following December to sort through the 200+ nominations and choose a winner.

As laid out by prize creator Alfred Nobel, the peace prize is intended for institutions or individuals that “have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

And this year, Donald J. Trump is a nominee.

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But it might not be as bad as it sounds.

Donald Trump may have been nominated for the world’s most prestigious peace prize, but here’s why we shouldn’t panic yet.