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Trump complains he deserves Nobel prize

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

United Nations, United States.   /   Tue, September 24, 2019   /   07:07 am
Trump complains he deserves Nobel prize In this file photo taken on May 16, 2019, US President Donald Trump gestures as he announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Iran on Sunday, May 19, 2019 suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

US President Donald Trump aired one of his oldest grievances at the United Nations on Monday: that it's unfair he never got the Nobel peace prize.

"I would get a Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don't," he complained.

Trump went on to raise the surprise awarding of the one of the world's most prestigious accolades in 2009 to his predecessor in the White House Barack Obama.

Obama was given the peace prize for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people," even though he had only just become president.

"They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency and he had no idea why he got it. You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on," Trump said.

The US president was speaking at a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.