Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize — now has the same odds of winning as Bill Gates

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The Nobel Peace Prize?

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President Donald Trump began the week as a 100-to-1 longshot to take home this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but his odds improved dramatically after he was nominated for the award by a right-wing, anti-immigration lawmaker in Norway.
The Progress Party’s Christian Tybring-Gjedde, in an interview on Fox News, cited the peace deal brokered by the U.S. between Israel and the UAE as the reason for the nomination.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde said.
With that, online bookie Betfair said that Trump went from a dark horse to a tie with Microsoft
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co-founder Bill Gates, who has been a constant media presence during the pandemic, for seventh most likely to win.

“Donald Trump’s shock inclusion has seen the odds of him winning the prize he has craved for so long fall significantly,” Betfair’s Sam Rosbottom said in a statement. “And now in a year where he is an 11/10 shot to win re-election, it’s impossible to rule him out entirely. “
Still, as far as world leaders go, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, …

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