In a remarks echoed by President Trump decades later, Nixon told the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that the press is the enemy. "Enemies. Understand that … Because they're trying to stick the knife right in our groin."
"Look at the way I've been treated... No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly" pic.twitter.com/Gs977WGivJ
In the 1930s, President Roosevelt was frequently accused of state-sponsored socialism and communism by Republicans who vehemently opposed his New Deal policies.
Republicans even hinted at impeaching the president over his proposals to lift the country out of the Great Depression, according to historians. In addition to facing political blowback, Roosevelt was maligned in newspapers across the country and a front-page editorial was taken out in The New York American attacking his policies, according to historians.
Roosevelt was so enraged he released an official White House statement, slamming the paper's owner.
As the nation's first African American president, President Barack Obama and his family often weathered naked racism throughout his time in the White House.
During his campaign and well into his time in the White House, Obama had to contend with the infamous "birther" conspiracy, a movement that sought to undermine his legitimacy for office by falsely claiming that the Hawaii-native was born in Kenya. Demands for Obama's birth certificate began on the fringes of right-wing media and trickled down to voters, helped along by pundits — including President Trump.
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.