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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.

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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.

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.

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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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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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Turkey launches ‘massive attacks’ on the Kurds — US military are ‘sickened’ by Trump’s betrayal: report

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Turkey launched a new offensive against the Kurds in Northern Syria, NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported Saturday evening.

Engel hashtagged his update with #AmericanBetrayal.

"Massive attacks underway against the kurds in northern syria. No ceasefire. Total nonsenses there is," Engel reported.

President Donald Trump reportedly greenlighted the operation against the Kurds during a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

"US military officials tell me they are ashamed, 'sickened.' It’s cold now outside. What about the families, and kids, out of their homes?" he wondered.

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‘Our side is WINNING’: Elise Stefanik lashes out after Dem challenger Tedra Cobb’s fundraising surges

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) lashed out at critics on Saturday after gaining notoriety for interrupting the House impeachment proceedings.

Saturday morning, prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted Stefanik as 'lying trash' -- and donated $2,800 to Tedra Cobb, Stefanik's Democratic challenger.

I just gave the legal maximum. If you believe in truth in politics and in the rule of law, you should give what you can as well. https://t.co/KztHswmYoT pic.twitter.com/ukfNr66ipP

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