President Trump Thinks He Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize
This comes just days after he threatened to bomb cultural sites in Iran.
President Donald Trump told a crowd that he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, days after threatening to bomb cultural sites in Iran and ordering the killing of the country’s top commander.
During a Thursday rally in Ohio, Trump told fans that he has helped stop several wars, saying, “I made a deal. I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace prize for saving the country. I said ‘did I have something to do with it?’ Yeah. But you know that’s the way it is. As long as we know, that’s all that matters. I saved a big war, I saved a couple of ‘em.”
The presumed head of the country Trump alluded to was Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end a 20-year conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. As for the “big war” Trump says he helped save, it’s unclear what he meant.
Last week, Trump ordered the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the top military and intelligence commander in Iran. A few days later, Trump threatened to bomb cultural sites in Iran. And on Tuesday night, Iran showed its first sign of retaliation for Soleimani’s killing by launching missiles at Iraqi bases that house U.S. forces. No casualties were reported in those strikes, but many officials believe an Iranian missile may have shot down a Ukraine International Airlines flight on Wednesday. The plane crash killed all 176 people aboard.