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Potentially Fake Trump Nobel Prize Nomination Investigated

Potentially Fake Trump Nobel Prize Nomination Investigated
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By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:56 PM

Police in Norway were notified of a potentially fraudulent nomination of President Donald Trump to the Nobel Peace Prize selection.

The BBC reported Wednesday an anonymous American nominated Trump for the prestigious honor because of his "ideology of peace by force."

It turns out the nomination might have been fraudulent, so Nobel officials alerted Norwegian police about the matter.

BBC referenced a Norwegian news report, which quoted Nobel Institute Director Olav Njolstad as saying, "I can say that we have good reason to believe that [the nomination] is a fake. The same 'fake' nomination probably took place last year, too."

Former President Barack Obama received the award in 2009, although the Nobel organization said in 2015 that Obama did not live up to the panel's expectations.

Nominations for any of the Nobel prizes are tightly controlled. According to the organization's website, nominators must meet certain criteria.

The deadline for the 2018 prize nominations was Jan. 31. The recipients will be awarded their prizes Dec. 10 in Oslo.

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Police in Norway are investigating a potentially fraudulent nomination of President Donald Trump to the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the BBC.
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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:56 PM
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