For those who’ve forgotten, it’s still 2020.
It’s been a terrible, awful, no good, very bad year, to be sure. We all wish it was over. But it’s still 2020. Not 2021.
Which, unfortunately for Trump haters, means the president is still up for a Nobel Peace Prize.
But apparently, no one gave that memo to CNN White House reporter Kevin Liptak, who took to Twitter to blast President Trump for talking about how he’s been nominated not once, but three times for a Nobel Peace Prize.
“Trump is still doing his Nobel Prize nomination thing even though they awarded it to someone else on Friday,” Liptak complained.
Trump is still doing his Nobel Prize nomination thing even though they awarded it to someone else on Friday— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) October 12, 2020
Liptak's right about one thing – the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to the World Food Programme (WFP) for providing food to starving peoples in war-torn regions. But that's pretty much where his grasp on the truth ends.
Because last week's award has no bearing on Trump, who wasn’t even up for a prize in 2020. He’s been nominated for the 2021 award for his administration's efforts in brokering historic peace deals between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East - a basic fact that you’d think a “reporter” might know before opening his virtual pie hole and spewing this embarrassing take all over the internet.
To make matters worse, the tweet was still standing as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, having remained up for more than 13 hours despite being called out for being false by literally hundreds of social media users.
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