Twitter is in an absolute frenzy over this one! Donald Trump has reportedly been nominated for a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, and people are completely freaking out on social media over the possibility. Could this actually be happening!?
Is Donald Trump going to be president AND a Nobel Peace Prize winner this year?! Apparently, both are a possibility. As he continues to fight for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, Donald has reportedly been nominated for the highly prestigious award, among others like Pope Francis, Angela Merkel and dozens more. Twitter users have totally lost it over this news — see some of the best tweets here!
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Trump is obviously a controversial choice, but has been nominated for his “vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China,” according to Kristian Berg Haprviken, the Nobel watcher and director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.
The nomination isn’t saying too much because thousands of people from around the world are able to make nominations, but Donald is obviously in some good (and much more well-respected) company. But once the news broke, people immediately took to Twitter to share their shock and horror over this news, tweeting comments like, “The world is ending” and “What is happening?!”
Okay, let’s be real though, him actually moving past this nomination is a major long shot. More than 200 nominations will probably be made, and the Nobel Committee will shorten that to an even more elite group of candidates. This group will be reviewed by the permanent advisers to the committee, and a decision is likely to be made by October, with the award given out in early December. Check out some Twitter reactions to Donald’s nomination here:
Donald Trump is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This is it. The world is ending.
— Erin Gray (@erinsway95) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. The world is ending. Humanity doesn't exist.
— Aisha Yaqub (@chaandbeti) February 3, 2016
donald trump is nominated for a nobel peace prize LMAO SUDDENLY THAT AWARD ISNT AS HONORARY
— (ง •̀_•́)ง (@mconlights) February 3, 2016
how the FUCK did Donald Trump get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?¿?¿
— jaycie (@__missyjayciee) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This world has lost it's mind.
— jAMiE (@jAMapleLeaf_iWS) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel PEACE Prize….I feel nauseous. The last thing that bigot promotes is peace.
— GotFandoms? (@whovianwalker) February 3, 2016
donald trump was nominated for the nobel peace prize?????? are u SHITTING me? all he does is promote violence and racism WHAT THE HELL
— star princess (@maesburke) February 3, 2016
HollywoodLifers, do you think Donald deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize? Or is this absolutely ridiculous?