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Trump asks Yazidi human rights advocate why she got her Nobel prize

President Donald Trump welcomed survivors of religious persecution to the White House Thursday. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights advocate who was held and later escaped ISIS in Iraq, was present at the Oval Office meeting. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for speaking out on the plight of those who are captured, and sexually abused in times of war. Following an explanation of her story, and the conditions in which the Yazidi ethnic minority are treated, the president asked her “they gave you the Nobel prize,” adding “they gave it to you for what reason?”

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