Who is David Flint? Here's why 4 Australian lawyers nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

'(Trump) has, firstly, common sense, and he is only guided by national interest,' Flint said


                            Who is David Flint? Here's why 4 Australian lawyers nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
David Flint (BootBrisbane)

President Donald Trump has received his third nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, this time by four Australian law professors who nominated him on the basis of the “Trump Doctrine” of foreign policy.

Law professor David Flint appeared on SkyNews over the weekend, saying the “Trump Doctrine” is “something extraordinary,” and said, “What he has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided he would no longer have America in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing but the killing of thousands of young Americans and enormous debts imposed on America, and nothing solved in the countries in which it is carried on. So he’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war.”

Flint continued, saying, “He has, firstly, common sense, and he is only guided by national interest… and therefore an interest in the western alliance” he said. Flint also credited Trump’s approach to Middle East peace with the Abraham Accord, which saw the United Arab Emirates and Israel normalize relations, the first agreement between Israel and a major Arab country since 1994.

Trump has two prior Nobel Prize nominations from a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the historic Middle East peace deal, and from a member of the Swedish Parliament, for helping to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo.

As soon as the announcement came in, some people started slamming the professors, as one Internet user wrote, "Trump being nominated for a #NobelPeacePrize by Professor David Flint is like Ted Bundy being nominated by Jeffrey Dahmer. Flint is so pompous and righ wing, not sure why anyone would listen to a word he says. He's an embarrassment to Australia. @profdavidflint," while another one joked and said, "Give that Australian professor a drug test! - Nobel Peace Prize."



 



 

While one cleared some air and said, "A Nobel Peace Prize nomination is not like an Emmy nomination: - Hundreds of people/orgs are nominated every year - A wide group of people can nominate, including members of parliaments/Congresses and professors - There are no barriers to being nominated." And another one wrote, "All you need to become a Nobel Peace Prize nominee is to have someone eligible nominate you. Trump's nominators have been: - A right-wing Norweigan member of Parliament - A conservative Swedish member of Parliament - Four Australian law professors."



 



 

Some more people slammed Flint, saying, "Australian Law Professor David Flint, a Constitutional Monarchist, nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. “How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?" ~Plato," and "So who are these four Australian law professors who nominated Trump? The only one named, David Flint, has what one might describe as a dubious reputation."



 



 

Who is David Flint?

David Edward Flint was born in 1938, he is an Australian legal academic and is known for his leadership of 'Australians for Constitutional Monarchy' and for his tenure as head of the 'Australian Broadcasting Authority'. The Sydney Morning Herald has described him as a prolific author, an outspoken conservative political commentator and a frequent guest on television current affairs programs.

The report further described him as, "to the world, he presents a smooth, inscrutable face. People who have worked with Flint describe him as affable but extraordinarily reserved: when others at the ABA or Press Council swapped stories about their partners, their house renovations, their dinner parties, he would say nothing. It was almost as if he didn't exist outside the office. But having decided to talk to me, he seems unable to stop. He phones to recount incidents he remembers from his childhood, to analyze his complicated relationship with his parents, to discuss the family secret that hung over his early life." 

In October 1991, he was awarded World Outstanding Legal Scholar by World Jurists Association, Barcelona. In 1998, he was requested by the Howard Liberal-National Government to chair the Australian Broadcasting Authority, although the only political party he had earlier associated to was the Labor Party, where he had been a branch president. By 2004 he became a member of the Liberal Party. Flint has always been open about him being a homosexual, but still never talks about it or about his partner with whom he has shared a house for more than 30 years now.

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