President Trump is salty he hasn’t gotten the Nobel Peace Prize yet, unlike his predecessor who Trump said received the honor about “15 seconds” after being elected.
“Prime Minister Abe of Japan gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called a Nobel Prize. He said, ‘I have nominated you’ or ‘respectfully on behalf of Japan, I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’ I said, ‘Thank you. Many other people feel that way, too,'” he said after announcing a national emergency over his border wall.
“I’ll probably never get it, but that’s okay, they gave it to Obama,” he continued. “He didn’t even know what he got it for. He was there for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize. He said, ‘Oh, what did I get it for?’ With me, I probably will never get it.”
Trump laments: "I'll probably never get" Nobel Peace Prize like Obama pic.twitter.com/Jzb86B3uI4
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 15, 2019
Former President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his international diplomacy efforts. On the day of the announcement, Obama said he was “surprised” by the award, not that he didn’t know why he was given it.