President Donald Trump appears to have shared an image of the wrong Nobel Prize in a Twitter video Monday ostensibly touting his achievements as a peacemaker.
The minute-long video at one point says “Trump stands for peace” and then shows the president with the prime minister of Israel and ambassadors from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. A Nobel Prize medal is superimposed on the video.
Trump has been criticized for the video, as he has not won a peace prize despite sometimes arguing he should. But it now appears the medal in question isn’t the one awarded to peace prize winners.
Professional medal guy here. I’ve actually catalogued/authenticated a Nobel Peace Prize before (it brought over a million bucks at auction).
That’s not even a Nobel Peace Prize. The medal depicted is awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and literature.
— John Kraljevich (@JohnSpiroSpero) December 29, 2020
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 29, 2020
A video President Trump tweeted today features the Nobel Peace Prize superimposed over photographs of him with the prime minister of Israel, and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
It’s illegal to do this, but also too funny if the Nobel Committee sues
— Renee Libby 🇺🇸 (@ReneeAlida) December 29, 2020
— David Gura (@davidgura) December 28, 2020
Here’s someone who really did win the Nobel Peace Prize. pic.twitter.com/2Rb2kHV3eB
— Lorenzo The Cat (@LorenzoTheCat) December 29, 2020
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) December 29, 2020
No, Trump hasn’t won the Nobel Peace Prize, but he has no competition when it comes to winning the Benedict Arnold Treason Prize. pic.twitter.com/szwGLS8U4t
— The Tweetwit (@TheTweetwit) December 29, 2020
It took four years, but I finally found something @realDonaldTrump and I have in common:
neither of us has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) December 29, 2020