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Long-shot ‘Christian Party’ presidential candidate who wants to ban gays from TV arrested for stalking ex-wife

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A Tennessee man who is running for president to jail adulterers and keep gays off TV has been arrested for stalking his ex-wife.

Richard “Darrell” Trigg, of Rogersville, was charged with criminal trespassing and telephone harassment after his former spouse told police he has been sitting outside her home in his Jeep Cherokee, reported the Times News.

The ex-wife filed private protection warrants twice in 2012 against Trigg, but both counts were dropped in 2013 after prosecutors declined to pursue the case.

Trigg spent about a half hour in jail after his Jan. 11 arrest.

The 56-year-old Trigg announced his candidacy for the Christian Party during a 2014 National Day of Prayer celebration in his hometown, promising to amend the U.S. Constitution to end the “separation of church and state” and recognize Christianity as the official religion.

He also vowed that schools would begin each day with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, and he also promised to end the legal recognition of homosexuality and to ban nudity, profanity, blasphemy and LGBT people from television.

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Trigg sprinkled in some populist ideas in his platform — including expanded education budgets, increased teacher pay and a cap on executive pay for publicly traded corporations at $300,000 a year.

The long-shot candidate says on his website that he married his wife in 1987, but he declines to mention they divorced in 2013.

Trigg is not officially listed as a candidate in Tennessee, and the Christian Party has not sought official status with the state.

However, Trigg has until August to officially file for those recognitions.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering op-ed asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering op-ed, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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Trump’s Russian arms control negotiator failed to disclose ties to Russian agent’s boyfriend: report

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Andrea Thompson, a State Department official in managing U.S. arms control negotiations with Russia, had a years-long personal friendship with GOP operative Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina — and failed to disclose this either to the Senate during her confirmation hearings, or to her superiors at the State Department.

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