(Liberty Bell) – President Donald Trump held his first major campaign event of the year in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, after a week of military skirmishes with Iran and their proxies.
While the Democrats and their stenographers in the media declared we were on the brink of WWIII, POTUS, true to form, argued that he was deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize.
Declaring he’d been overlooked for the honor last year the same week after taking out Iran’s top miliary general?
If there was a top international honor for trolling, Trump would most certainly win.
“I’m going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize, I’ll tell you about that,” he told the lively crowd.
“I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country,” he explained.
“I said: ‘What, did I have something do with it?’ Yeah, but you know, that’s the way it is,” he continued.
“As long as we know, that’s all that matters… I saved a big war, I’ve saved a couple of them.”
"I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'what, did I have something do with it?'" — Trump whines about not having a Nobel Peace Prize pic.twitter.com/PjVsZCkThY
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 10, 2020
So who was the president talking about?
The BBC explains:
Although he did not name the Nobel Peace Prize winner or the country, it is clear that Mr Trump was referring to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Mr Abiy, 43, is Africa’s youngest head of government.
He came into office in April 2018 after months of anti-government protests forced his predecessor to resign.
Mr Abiy has introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was a tightly controlled nation.
He freed thousands of opposition activists from jail and allowed exiled dissidents to return home. He has also allowed the media to operate freely and appointed women to prominent positions.
And in October last year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – the only head of state to win the prize since Mr Trump was elected in 2016.
It is likely that Trump was referring to a role he played in brokering a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.