Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting Arab-Israeli peace.
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The top US diplomat’s suggestion comes on the same day the House of Representatives plans to vote on a possible impeachment of Trump for instigating his supporters to storm the headquarters of Congress a week ago.
Trump and many of his allies have made no secret of their desire to see him honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, which is one of the most distinguished awards in the world.
The campaign on his behalf has drawn attention because promoting himself for the accolade is considered indecent.
Pompeo tweeted a photo of Trump waving from a White House balcony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and copied the Nobel committee.
The photo was taken in September last year, when Israel normalized relations with the Emirates and Bahrain under the so-called Abraham Accords, which were negotiated by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Since then, Morocco and Sudan have also agreed to recognize Israel.