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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld applauded President Trump’s third Nobel Peace Prize nomination and explained how it reveals the obvious contrast between the U.S. President and most other world leaders.
Ahead of Tuesday night’s first 2020 presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Gutfeld poked liberal colleague Juan Williams on “The Five” about the latest nomination after he noted that it should lead to more intentional questions about America under a Biden administration.
Trump’s third nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize came from four Australian law professors who pointed to his efforts in Middle East peace agreements and the idea of the “Trump Doctrine,” noting the president’s efforts to reduce America’s involvement in wars around the globe.
“What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided he would no longer have America in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing but the killing of thousands of young Americans,” one of the Australian law professors, David Flint, said, according to Sky News Australia. “So, he’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war.”
Gutfeld noted on “The Five” Tuesday that Trump’s nominations were for “real stuff” that he has accomplished.
“Guess who was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize — again?” he began in a monologue.
“True, they’re dime-a-dozen trinkets, so useless that they threw one at President Obama just for brushing his teeth,” he added, referring to the award given to the former president in 2009, his first year in office, for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.”
(Source: Fox News)
“But it’s Trump’s third nomination for something new — again,” Gutfeld continued.
“Australian law professors have nominated him for ‘The Trump doctrine’ — a mix of common sense and national interest,” he explained.
“It is funny. Trump has been nominated 3 times, not for making liberals feel good, but for real stuff: Middle East peace, reducing our military footprint while expanding our capabilities, beating ISIS all while confusing pacifists and generals,” Gutfeld said.
A member of the Norwegian Parliament was the first to nominate Trump for the high honor earlier this month, noting his efforts in brokering the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. A Swedish Parliament member followed by nominating Trump again after helping leaders of Serbia and Kosovo sign a landmark economic deal.
Gutfeld noted that the latest nomination “reveals the contrast between most leaders and Trump.”
“It’s the eloquent statesmen who send kids to die versus the obnoxious ruffian who keeps your kids at home,” he said.
“No one denies Trump’s got a strong personality. He’ll never win a prize for his “mostly peaceful” press conferences,” the Fox News host continued. “But that argument is 4 years old — which is why the people still crying about it seem like they’re four-year-olds.”
“Still, we know Joe Biden can handle a room. He can shake hands. He can smile with those bright white teeth, his hair plugs blowing in the breeze. He can talk wistfully about those who sacrificed their lives. And give you the bad news from his basement bedroom, then go back into hiding,” Gutfeld said.
Trump called the former vice president for his record on military and veterans issues during Tuesday night’s debate from Cleveland, Ohio. The president defended his own record as Biden accused him of weakening the country.
“We’re building it back up again, a rebuilding of the military, including the Space Force,” the president said. “A fixing of the VA, which was a mess … We take care of our vets, we’ve rebuilt our military.”
Gutfeld warned of what a potential Biden administration would mean for the country.
“We won’t lose sleep over Biden’s tweets But some of us might lose sleep over worse things, if you know he’d send in the Army again and again,” he contended.
“It’s worth asking the candidates tonight: What’s a bigger worry? Mean tweets or a wasteful, never-ending war? Trump produced the tweets. Biden supported the war,” Gutfeld concluded. “We know the media’s answer to that. What’s yours?”
Turning to his co-host on “The Five,” Gutfeld asked Williams, “are you now going to admit you were wrong about Trump?”
“You don’t have any,” he joked about the prize nominations as Williams admitted, “No, I don’t have any.”
“Anybody can be nominated,” Williams pushed back, pointing out that Obama was not only nominated but was awarded the prize, which he allegedly “didn’t make a big deal” of.
“He was pretty humble about it. He didn’t go out campaigning and advertising ‘I was nominated.’ That sounds pretty weak to me,” Williams said.
“The media does that for him, Juan,” Gutfeld shot back with a laugh.