Last Updated on October 8, 2020
Member of the Italian Parliament Luca Toccalini has called for President Donald Trump to be granted the Nobel Peace Prize for his successful involvement in recent peace deals and his stance against U.S. involvement in endless wars in the Middle East.
Toccalini made the call on behalf of Lega Giovani, the youth wing of Italy’s League party, which he chairs.
In a statement provided by Lega Giovani to the National File, Toccalini explained his rationale for granting President Trump the prestigious award.
“The globalist left is losing its mind, scared by the outcome of the upcoming American elections, and this latest news decisively increased their worries,” Toccalini wrote. “As Lega Giovani, the youth wing of Matteo Salvini’s party, we support the nomination of President Donald Trump, a just reward for the continued dedication of his administration [to] lasting peace with a bilateral and multipolar approach.”
He went on to explain the benefits of the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy to Italy, as a country in the Mediterranean region. He contrasted this with the record of the Obama administration, which strongly supported ‘Arab Spring’ revolts against governments in that region, such as Egypt under President Hosni Mubarak, and Libya under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
“After a decade of turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, sponsored by a globalist agenda and President Obama’s dreams of revolution, the last 4 years have seen great improvement for the stability in our neighborhood, which has also helped Europe,” Toccalini added.
He went on to express his desire for President Trump’s re-election in order to ensure a lasting peace in this region.
“Wishing four more years of peace and greatness, as Lega Giovani we strongly support Donald J. Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize,” he concluded.
The League, led by its charismatic leader, former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, is the most popular political party in Italy, according to polling.
Last month, a nationalist member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, formally nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Prize is overseen by the Norwegian Parliament, which appoints the members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
In recent months, President Trump has signed a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban movement, and has mediated peace deals between Kosovo and Serbia, and between United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel.