On a day that President Donald Trump faces impeachment for instigating last week’s insurgency on Capitol Hill, his secretary of state appeared to suggest he should be considered for a Nobel Prize.
Mike Pompeo tagged the organization with the Nobel Prize in a tweet alongside a photo taken last summer after the White House helped Israel establish full diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates.
The deal marked a rare foreign policy victory for the Trump administration, but did not do enough to convince the world that he truly is a statesman.
In fact, Trump’s brand is so toxic in the wake of the Capitol Riot that Pompeo had to cancel a trip to Europe because it was avoided by diplomats.
The photo of Pompeo’s tweet was also featured in a bizarre campaign video the president released late last month that falsely suggested the president had won two Nobel Peace Prizes.
Trump has already made a false statement. He has been nominated twice for the Peace Prize, but mistakenly confuses the nomination with the prize.
HuffPost reached out to Pompeo and the Nobel Prize Committee for comment, but neither immediately responded.
Still, the fact that Pompeo suggested Trump deserved the award just days after promoting false allegations of electoral fraud that inspired his supporters to raid the Capitol has not been lost on users of Twitter.
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