2020-09-11 19:15:59 UTC
It was embarrassing enough this week when President Donald Trump celebrated
being put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize by a publicity-hungry
anti-immigration crank from Norway. Now that cringe factor has been
turbo-charged by an official Trump campaign ad on social media that managed to
misspell Nobel as Noble. The unintentionally hilarious Facebook advert falsely
claimed that the president has achieved PEACE in the MIDDLE EAST, and attached
a graphic of a grinning Trump with the caption: President Trump was nominated
for the Noble Peace Prize.
The ad was confirmed as authentic by The Daily Beast. (Trump himself misspelled
it in April in a tweet attacking journalists covering his Russia investigation.)
Even if it was spelled correctly, the nomination is barely worth celebrating. As
has been widely noted, anyone can be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and
hundreds of people get put forward every year. Therefore, all it proved is that
one crackpot member of the Norwegian parliament is simultaneously a fan of Trump
and cheap publicity.