October 9th, 2009
02:04 PM ET
10 years ago

President Obama to donate Nobel Prize money to charity

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will donate the roughly $1.4 million award from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a White House spokesman said Friday.


Filed under: Nobel Peace Prize • President Obama
soundoff (194 Responses)
  1. mjm

    As long as that "charity" isn't ACORN.

    This is actually a good move.

    October 9, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    I'm very proud of our President. The GOP can't take away my hope for the future.

    They are Jealous old men, egotistical juvenile Greedy Obstructionist Party members. Ed Rollins needs to retire. He's a big fat bag of hot air. GOP past doesn't mean squat. What did YOUR presidents attempt? Grade B Movies? Watergate? 2 Wars? Fear-mongering?

    October 9, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  3. Mike S., New Orleans

    I'll bet Rush Limbaugh is furious about this. Think of all the Oxycotin he could buy for 1.4 million.

    October 9, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Typical Republican

    This is definitely bad.

    I need to complain about it, and I will. I'm going to make up a retarded statement that bashes Obama for donating to charity. I'll wait though, I think one of my fellow republicans can be a bigger retard then me!

    October 9, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. Yikes!

    A good decision... I would like to say that the Republicans will embrace this as a positive example of leadership from their Commander In Chief. I would like to say that, but alas, I fear that many of Obama's conservative detractors will find yet another way to spin this in a negative light.

    October 9, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Alex

    I know what the GOP will say:

    "That jerk"

    October 9, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Todd

    I'm sure the ultra-Right will also have some whacky complaint about this too. They have proven that they consider anything and everything evil. Their reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize proves that they are as anti-American as they claim everyone else is.

    October 9, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Farrell in Houston

    President Obama will be donating to his charity of choice, it's his money and Republicans don't have anything to do with which charity he selects. Got it.

    October 9, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  9. MatthewDetroit

    Its amazing that the Nobel Prize is now based on Affirmative Action.
    NOTHING accomplished and the guy gets an award.
    What a clown.
    They have lowered the value of the award down to nothing.
    Funny how EVERYONE is afraid to speak the truth on this one.

    The EMPEROR really HAS NO CLOTHES.

    AMAZING ALL THE SHEEP GOING ALONG WITH THIS IN THE PRESS.

    October 9, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. MatthewDetroit

    The GUY was NOMINATED 2 WEEKS before he even took office.
    Barack is a joke.

    October 9, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  11. victim of republican greed

    I am sure the wingnuts will be upset if he doesn't donate it to Michael Steele and the anti-American party.

    October 9, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  12. Peter (s)

    What agreat leader! keep on getting the awards. It seems the worlds recognizes our leadership more than the republicans do!!!!

    October 9, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    Since it would be illegal for him to accept the $$$$ is it legal for him to donate it? Just asking. Thought the Constitution forbids enumeration.

    October 9, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Doug

    The Carter Center would be a good choice.

    October 9, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Frances

    Okay, how will the republicans turn this into a negative? Time will tell. Obama cannot help getting any more than Michael Steele can help not getting it. The republicans really need to stop whining about everything to do with Obama. It is really getting very, very old.

    October 9, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  16. Ron In California

    Great gesture,

    October 9, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  17. Four and The Door

    He is not a wealthy man although he does make a comfortable living. That is a generous thing to do.

    October 9, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. Shirley In California

    This is REALLY Christian. Many of you ought to try it sometimes. Now go ahead and complain so you feel better. Sad, sad individuals.

    October 9, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. machtim akannah

    A positive move. Thank you.

    October 9, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. Former Republican

    I simply clapped upon reading that Obama was chosen for and now awarded the Nobel Prize for 'inspiring "hope" at the start of his term' - so deserved. I am so proud of our country – that we elected not just a fantastic leader for our country, but for the world.

    To the "nay-sayer:" read carefully WHY President Obama will be handed this award - it is for the hope he has inspired in the world community, not for any specific doings - so no grounds for criticism 🙂

    October 9, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  21. carolflowery

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    dont worry, Oprah will refund it

    October 9, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  22. T'SAH from Virginia

    You see – the HATERS were already blogging about what President Obama is going to do with the money????? What makes you think he was going to KEEP the money – it's not about the MONEY!!!!

    You should have WAITED to see what he was going to do instead of INSULTING him!!!

    NOW, the HATERS will BLOG – "Yea, he's giving away the money because he feels he does not deserve it!!!!!" Yes they will say that – WATCH – Mark my Words!!!

    The Party of NO – REPUBLI-CAN'Ts – Haters of EVERYTHING President Obama stands for is a DYING RACE!!!!

    October 9, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  23. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Will that charity be ACORN/SEIU? Or perhaps the Al Gore Liars Foundation.

    October 9, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  24. Barbara - ATL

    You're the best!

    October 9, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. Jim

    when the man does this sort of thing, I don't understand how the right wingers can legitimately call him "elitest".

    October 9, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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