That statement by then President Nixon was seen by those who opposed his administration and its handling of the war in Vietnam among other things in the times of that era that were turbulent, to say the least. Mr. Nixon was caught in a lie related to recordings he had made secretly of those who spoke to him in the Oval Office. President Nixon did not hide his contempt for the media as his lies were made public.
Our current president appears to have the same difficulties as “Tricky Dick” as Nixon was labeled by the press as his presidency was collapsing around him. He resigned and went home to California in disgrace.
Our current leader also speaks constantly of his contempt for the “lying media” who likewise have no love for his administration. The president declared a national emergency in order to bypass the Congress in order to obtain funds for his wall at the border, he then left for some time off to relax in Florida. Where is the emergency? This is a power grab that will change the way we look at presidential control of the powers granted to Congress. The power of the purse. When we look at what Nixon went through and the similarities with Trump I can only say the date on the calendar is the only real change here.