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Trump Got Snubbed for the Nobel Peace Prize and People Are Loving Who Won It Instead


Trump Got Snubbed for the Nobel Peace Prize and People Are Loving Who Won It Instead
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's hopes of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize were quashed on Friday after the committee gave the award to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

Trump had hoped to win the Nobel for his efforts to denuclearize North Korea and stabilize the relationship between dictator Kim Jong Un and the rest of the world.

Those ambitions ended early Friday morning when the Prize was given to two activists who have been fighting to end the warlike weaponization of sexual assault.

Some Republicans banked on Trump winning "in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region."

"If Donald Trump gets the Nobel Peace Prize, liberals all over the world would jump out of buildings," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said.

Though Trump and his Republican allies boastfully promoted Trump as a frontrunner for the Prize, they have been noticeably silent since the announcement was made.

Social media, however, has been buzzing with joy at the news that Trump - whose own history with women includes affairs, paying off porn stars, and numerous allegations of sexual misconduct - was rejected in favor of people fighting to end sexual brutality.

Twitter praised the two winners, including a tribute from Hillary Clinton.

Scores of people echoed Clinton's sentiment.

A little about the recipients:

Murad at 23 was named the U.N.'s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking and has worked tirelessly to end the abuses of Yazidi women by the Islamic State.

Her story is harrowing.

"In December 2015, she told the U.N. Security Council how she and thousands of other Yazidi women and girls were abducted, held in captivity and repeatedly raped after the Iraqi area of Sinjar fell to IS militants in August 2014," The Independent noted. "She escaped after three months in captivity."

As for Mukwege, the Nobel committee called him "the foremost, most unifying symbol, both nationally and internationally, of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflicts." Mukgewe has aided and treated victims of sexual violence in the ongoing Congolese civil war.

Mukgewe was performing surgery when he got word that he had won the Nobel Prize.

"The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the committee said.