"I would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t," quipped Trump during a press conference in New York.
Bookmakers are tipping Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize next week. Bookies such as Ladbrokes published odds that suggest the 16-year-old campaigner could possibly be the winner of this award for her fervent effort of alerting people about the impending dangers that climate change poses, reports The Local, Sweden.
Thunberg inspired millions by launching a school strike and convinced them to join her Fridays for Future movement. A movement that urges school students to skip classes and instead hold demonstrations against climate change.
Last month, the teenager was honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019. And now bookies think that Thunberg might just take home the highest award for peacekeeping efforts.
However, these predictions are merely conjectures at the time as the list of candidates is not public yet. "How dare you?! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones," said Thunberg excoriating world leaders during her presentation at the UN climate summit.
"People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing," she said. "And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you," she added.
And after her raging tirade against the world leaders during the UN climate summit, the teenager was equally lauded and mocked by people and as a result, she landed in a lot of controversies.
On Wednesday, October 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Thunberg for failing to understand the complexity of the modern world. Called the teenager a "poorly informed teenager", he condemned the adults who were brainwashing her.
Speaking at an energy conference, Putin further suggested that the 16-year-old should "tell developing countries why they should live in poverty" by reducing their usage of fossil fuel.
Even President Donald Trump mocked the minor on Twitter by writing: She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!
According to CNN, he tweeted this comment in response to a video of Thunberg's angry speech at the United Nations climate action summit. The following day, Thunberg responded to his slight by updating her Twitter bio that reads: A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.
According to a report by The Independent, President Trump claimed he is indeed worthy of the Noble Prize and further mourned the fact that he might never get one due to the unfair process of selection.
During a press conference in New York, Trump said, "I would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t." Recalling how surprised he was when the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, was awarded the prestigious accolade in 2009, he said, "They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency and he had no idea why he got it. You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on."
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," after becoming the President.