Trump’s ups and downs

It’s definitely been an interesting week for Donald Trump.

On Monday, the billionaire businessman lost to fellow GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus. But the following day we learned that he’s been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel committee will not disclose the identity of Trump’s nominator, but released part of the nomination letter, which lauds Trump for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”

Prior recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize include Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer, the Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.

Trump wasn’t the only controversial nominee. Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked National Security Agency classified information, was also nominated.

Thoughts? Email connie.post@coxinc.com

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