Donald Trump may have come in second in Iowa, but he is reportedly in the running for a more prestigious win: the Nobel Peace Prize.
A nomination came in for the real estate mogul, arguing that he should win because of his "vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China," said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Harpviken is not a member of the Nobel selection committee, but was given a copy of the nominating letter.
Unfortunately for Trump's prospects, the pool of approved Nobel nominators is quite large, including anyone elected to a national assembly and any professor of "social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology." In recent years there have been about 200 individuals nominated for the Peace Prize each cycle, which the selection committee winnows down to a short list after the February 1 nomination deadline.
To date, there is no indication that Trump has made the short list.