Over the last year and a half, Donald Trump has made it clear that he is no fan of the news media. With Trump spending less than a week in the White House, legendary journalist Dan Rather is speaking out.

Rather on Trump

Donald Trump has described members of the press as "terrible" and the most "dishonest" people he's ever met. With the exception of most at Fox News, Breitbart, and a select few other right-wing news outlets, the billionaire real estate mogul has made a habit out of bashing the media. Trump has gone after entire news networks like CNN and NBC, newspapers like The New York Times, and individual reports and hosts like Megyn Kelly and Jim Acosta.

During the January 25 edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, former CBS News host Dan Rather gave his thoughts on Trump, and didn't hold back.

Joining host MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night was Dan Rather, who was asked what he meant when he previously said "extraordinary times calls for extraordinary measures." "Extraordinary times, absolutely, unprecedented. We have never been through a time like this at anytime in our history," Rather said, while adding, "A 'twilight zone' quality to what is going on, we've never had anything like this."

"Now, calling for extraordinary measures, such measures as, if you don't like what is going on get organized and take some action," Dan Rather suggested, before noting, "It's good to speak out.

It's good to march, but if you want change, you have to do what the Donald Trump forces did. Organize. Get to the polls. Be willing to run yourself, and put yourself on the line."

Rather continues

Dan Rather, who has been vocal on his social media account, slammed Donald Trump for his "outright lies." "And the outright lies being told.

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And by the way, I know you know this, but some in the press are now beginning to call a lie, a lie when it happens," Rather said of Trump. "The idea that there is such a thing as alternate facts, when that's not true and nearly everybody knows it's not true, some may not want to accept it, but two and two equals four, two and two equals five is NOT an alternate fact," he continued.

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As Donald Trump kicks off his presidency in the White House, the backlash against him doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Only time will tell if both sides can find common ground, but the former host of "The Apprentice" seems unwilling to take his foot off the gas when attacking the press.