While the Washington Post’s assessment of Barack Obama as a conservative is nonsense there is in fact one thing he and Donald Trump had in common.
Both were, as Byron York reported, judged before they did a thing.
This morning on MSNBC, presidential adviser David Axelrod was at pains to explain how his boss could possibly deserve this prize. “I think it’s an affirmation by the Nobel committee that the things he’s been working on and talking about around the world are important for humanity.”
Incredibly, “just words” appear to have been good enough to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Byron York Nov 2019
From Washington Post on January 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm, when Trump had been president for 19 minutes: pic.twitter.com/pOiPiWeOHt— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 24, 2019
It’s worth noting that the deadline for being nominated for the Nobel was twelve days into Obama’s presidency so unless he was nominated before he took office it took 11 days less for Donald Trump to be considered worth of impeachment in office then it took Barack Obama to be considered worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize
or to put it another way:
Barack Obama Won the Nobel for not being George W Bush
Donald Trump was targeted for impeachment for not being Hillary Clinton.
That’s what it comes down to.