President Donald Trump has only been in office for just over a month, but he's already making a record number of enemies. While most of his critics come from the political left, some Republicans are not pleased with how he has handled himself in the White House.

McCain on Trump

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump quickly came under fire for making controversial comments about Arizona Sen. John McCain. Just months after kicking off his campaign, Trump was asked about McCain, and said the senator was "not a war hero" because he was captured as a POW during the Vietnam War.

"I like people who weren't captured," the billionaire real estate mogul went on to say. Since that time, there's been no love lost between the two, with McCain pulling back his endorsement of Trump during the general election after the now infamous Access Hollywood tape was leaked to the public. Over the last four weeks, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee has lashed out at Trump on multiple occasions, and did so again during a taped interview for NBC's "Meet the Press," as reported on February 18.

Speaking to "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd for an interview that will air on Sunday was Sen.

John McCain. Todd quickly brought up a recent tweet sent out by Donald Trump who referred to the media as "the enemy of the American people." In response, McCain humorously took a jab at the press, before becoming more serious on the issue. “I hate the press. I hate you especially,” McCain joked, as he shared a laugh with Todd, before noting, "the fact is, we need you.

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We need a free press."

"We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital," John McCain said. "If you want to preserve, and I'm very serious now.

If you would to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free, and many times an adversarial press," he continued. The Arizona senator went on to say that by attacking the press, "that's how dictators get started." When Todd asked to clarify, McCain elaborated. "They (Dictators) get started by suppressing the free press, the first thing dictators do is shutdown the press," he added.

Moving forward

As Donald Trump and his administration continue their war of words and feud with the media, it appears that some Republicans are not going to fall in line. Despite Trump accusing media outlets of spreading "fake news," fact-checkers continue to release verified information, much to the chagrin of the new commander in chief.