After publishing its anonymously sourced story alleging President Donald Trump disparaged Americans fallen soldiers, which stirred up controversy, The Atlantic magazine on Friday, Sept. 11, published an article taking aim at the president’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Earlier this week, President Trump was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, for helping broker a peace deal between Israel and United Arab Emirates.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News. “I’m not a big Trump supporter. The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts—not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
The president was nominated for a second time on Friday by Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, this time for brokering a peace deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
After President Trump was nominated for the prestigious award, The Atlantic magazine claimed that the president’s nomination was “preposterous” and that it might be time to end the prize.
“If Trump wins the prize, it will be the fourth Nobel awarded for peace between Israel and its neighbors,” the magazine’s writer Graeme Wood wrote. “That will make Arab-Israeli peace mediators more successful at charming the Nobel Committee than the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has won three times in the prize’s 120-year history, but still less successful than my favorite, which is no one at all.
“Giving the peace prize to no one at all is a tradition the Nobel Committee should revive, perhaps on a permanent basis,” Wood continued, adding “the committee should take a long break to consider whether peace is a category coherent enough to be worth recognizing.”
President Trump has vehemently denied the allegations in The Atlantic’s story, and more than a dozen of officials have gone on record refuting the claims.
The president has taken to Twitter to criticize Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the majority owner of The Atlantic magazine after it surfaced that she has been a significant donor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and other Democratic candidates.
“Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE,” the president tweeted. “Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!”
Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE. Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!! https://t.co/wwuoP85bQE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020