Donald Trump

  • US President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he deserves credit for the Nobel Peace Prize recently awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
  • Ahmed was awarded the prestigious prize for negotiating a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea following 20 years of bloody conflict. Trump had nothing to do with the peace negotiations.
  • "I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'What, did I have something do with it?' Yeah," Trump said.
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At a rally in Ohio Thursday night, US President Donald Trump claimed that he deserves credit for the Nobel Peace Prize recently awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

"I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'What, did I have something do with it?'" Trump said. "Yeah. But that's the way it is. As long as we know, that's all that matters."

The "deal" Trump was referring to was his offer to help negotiate an agreement between the Ethiopian prime minister and Egypt's prime minister over a dam on the Nile.

But Ahmed was awarded the prestigious prize for negotiating a peace deal between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea following 20 years of bloody conflict. Trump had nothing to do with these peace negotiations.

The US Democratic-led House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed Trump's remark, tweeting, "Trump is confused."

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