“I think I’m going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they gave it out fairly, which they don’t,” he told reporters on Monday while meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the United Nations.
“They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency, and he had no idea why he got it,” Trump said. “You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on.”
Trump has long coveted the award, which has previously been bestowed upon presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.
Although Trump has been nominated twice for the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said the nominations were forged.
Earlier this year, the president claimed that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for the Nobel, but those reports were never confirmed by Japanese officials.
As you might expect, many Twitter users tried to gently explain to the president why he shouldn’t expect a phone call from Oslo on Dec. 10 ― the day the Nobel Peace Prize is annually given out.
They don't give a Nobel Prize for tweeting.
— Marie (@Cuprikorn66) September 23, 2019
There's no #NobelPrize for being a putz?
— Katherine H.🧷🌊 (@KHidish) September 23, 2019
@realDonaldTrump the Nobel Prize isn’t necessarily rigged against you, it’s just rigged against people who don’t do anything to deserving such an honor, like you.
— Kara (@MolleensMrs) September 23, 2019
Trump is mad they don't have a Nobel Prize for Narcissism: https://t.co/TxCXKYveJd
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) September 23, 2019
Someone should tell Trump there is no Nobel Prize for whining.
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