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‘We want respect!’: Trump supporters whine that everyone mocks them in pity-soaked NPR interview

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NPR this week reached out to some top Trump supporters to get a feel for their current emotional state — and it found that they are as angry and aggrieved as ever, despite controlling all three branches of the federal government.

Talking with NPR, Trump supporter Kurt Schlichter complained that liberals keep making fun of him instead of taking him as seriously as he deserves.

“We want to be treated with respect and we will not tolerate anything less which is just unacceptable for this to continue,” he told NPR. “I’m tired of Hollywood spitting on us. I am tired of academia spitting on us. I’m tired of the news media spitting on us.”

John Hawkins, the founder of Right Wing News, similarly tells NPR that Trump supporters often feel sad when they see comedians making fun of the president on late-night shows.

“He turns on a TV show where he’s insulted, and then he’s like, well, maybe I’ll just unwind and watch an awards show — the Oscars or something — where he gets trashed all day long,” Hawkins said. “He goes to Twitter and he’s got some you know guy calling him in a-hole… this is sort of like a pervasive all out attack if you’re a conservative. And it’s all the time sort of thing.”

Conservative columnist Matt Lewis, who is not a strident Trump backer, said that Trump supporters’ grievance is fueled by the fact that they keep losing cultural battles on issues such as same-sex marriage.

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“I do think that it’s true that conservatives have lost in many ways the culture,” he said. “There is a sense on the right that is apocalyptic and fearful.”

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Trump ridiculed for babbling Oval Office talk about ‘manned drones’: We call those ‘planes’

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During a press availability in the Oval Office with Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Trump was naturally asked about Iran reportedly shooting down a U.S. drone in international airspace, which led to the president rambling in the way he does about what a drone is and does.

His explanation was not what one might call knowledgeable or smooth.

“I think probably Iran made a mistake,” the president replied when asked about the international incident. “I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, that drone was unarmed. There was no man in it and there was no — it was just — it was over international waters, clearly over international waters, but we didn’t have a man or woman in the drone. We had nobody in the drone. It would have made a big difference, let me tell you. It would have made a big, big difference."

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GOP lawmaker’s secret Christian magic shop exposed after he seeks Tennessee House leadership

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A Tennessee Republican is facing questions about a Christian magic supply business he operates out of his basement, but hasn't registered or disclosed with the state.

Deputy Speaker Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) is handing out campaign checks to Republican colleagues as he hopes to drum up support to become the state's next House Speaker, but he's facing new questions about his religiously themed business and ties to two companies that do political work, reported the Tennessean.

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Emotional vulnerability that is at the source of male gun ownership explored in new documentary

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On the surface, the gun debate almost appears on the surface to be a debate between men and women, as Moms Against Gun Violence dominates the anti-NRA conversation. It's given the pro-gun argument a twinge of masculinity at the heart of gun culture, but it's taken out of the debate about gun violence.

A short Washington Post documentary explores the statistic that more than 80 percent of the mass shootings, suicides with a gun and homicides with a gun are committed by men.

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