Donald Trump lost the Iowa caucus in a not so close race with Ted Cruz, but onward he pushes, spewing his regressive anti-Muslim narratives and facetious rebuilding plans to anyone who will listen, with the likes of Sarah Palin in tow. His campaign has been controversial, and even White House representatives has expressed their disapproval with Trump, claiming that his actions and public statements should “disqualify” him from the presidential race. Still, what began as a practical joke to many has blossomed into a robust run at the Oval, and there’s a very real chance that opposite the Democrat’s pick for the November ballot will be a smirking, confident Donald Trump.
Though his idea of peace–or at least steps towards it–involve building an impenetrable wall along the Mexican border and disallowing Muslims to travel into the country until he and his cronies can “cut the head off ISIS,” the Nobel committee has announced that Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. As startling as this seems, it isn’t cause for much alarm. A wide range of people are invited to submit candidates for Nobel prizes, and everyone from Joseph Stalin to U2‘s Bono have popped up on nomination lists over the years.
According to Vox, the justification for Trump’s nomination includes pointing out that he promotes “vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.” It’s highly unlikely that this nomination turns into anything that could actually confer Trump the opportunity to take home a Nobel, but then again, we didn’t think that other nomination would go very far either.