Report: Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, ‘Peace Through Strength Ideology’

Donald Trump answers questions surrounding his bid for the U.S. presidency in Albemarle House, a property of his outside of Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is reportedly in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize.

“Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope — some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize,” Yahoo News reports.

The Director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo and Nobel Watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken says the GOP frontrunner has been nominated for the award.

Yahoo News reports:

According to a copy of the nomination letter Harpviken said he had received, brash tycoon Trump — who has attracted international condemnation by calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States — deserves the prize for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”.\