WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is proposing that President Donald Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting Arab-Israeli peace.
Pompeo’s proposal, made on his official Twitter account, comes as Parliament later Wednesday will vote on charges against Trump, accusing him of gathering a violent crowd of supporters to attack the Capitol last week.
Trump and many of his allies have made no secret of their desire to see him honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, one of the world’s most prominent awards.
Their campaign on his behalf has raised eyebrows because self-promotion for the price is considered indecent.
Pompeo tweeted a photo of Trump waving from a balcony in the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, copying the Nobel Committee.
The photo was taken in September last year when Israel normalized relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain under the so-called Abraham Accords, which were negotiated by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Since then, Morocco and Sudan have also agreed to recognize Israel.
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