President Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination being investigated as a possible fake

Olav Njølstad, the director of the Nobel Institute, recently revealed that the Nobel Peace Prize nomination for President Trump is being investigated as a possible fake, notes the BBC.

Generally, the identities of nominees are kept secret for 50 or more years, but news of Trump’s naming was reported by an outside source. 

It was said to have been submitted by an anonymous American who touted the U.S. president’s “ideology of peace by force.” 

Njølstad did not say why fakery is suspected but did tell Agence France-Presse, “We have good reason to believe that a nomination we received concerning Trump has been falsified.” 

Notably, not just anyone can submit a Nobel Peace Prize recommendation. The pool is limited to people in government, past recipients, and select professors. 

Nominations for the prize being awarded in October closed on January 31. 

There were reportedly 329 entries, with 217 individuals and 112 groups being presented for consideration.

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