Over the course of the last few decades, former Republican President Richard Nixon has been regarded as one of the most corrupt commander in chiefs in recent American history. After just one month in the White House, Donald Trump is starting to rival Nixon in the eyes of someone who knew the former well.

Trump and Nixon

In 1972, burglars broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., which was followed by a massive cover-up by Richard Nixon and his administration. After close to two years of dealing with the scandal, Nixon caved and resigned in the summer of 1974.

The origins of the story broke when Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward revealed the details and the rest is history. Fast forward over 40 years and President Donald Trump is dealing with his own scandal in the former of the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well as his increased attacks on the media. As seen on his Twitter account on February 18, Bernstein is speaking out.

Carl Bernstein was one of the main reasons Richard Nixon was exposed, and he sees similarities in the former president when compared to the current commander in chief.

"When focus of press was on Hillary's server--by same 'fake news' orgs/'enemies of the people' cited by Donald Trump, he saw patriots," Bernstein wrote on Twitter.

"Real news (not fake) is that Donald Trump trying to make conduct of press the issue instead of egregious (and unhinged) conduct of POTUS," Carl Bernstein tweeted in a follow-up message.

In his third and final tweet on the matter, the former Washington Post reporter didn't hold back. "The most dangerous 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying, always," he wrote, before adding, "Attacks on press by Donald Trump more treacherous than Nixon's."

Next up

Over the last week, the former host of "The Apprentice" has increased his attack on the media, labeling any and all reports he doesn't agree with as "fake news." The slogan has now become synonymous with the new administration, and supporters of the president use it to mock more traditional news outlets.

Whether it's a press conference at the White House, a re-election campaign rally, or his endless messages on Twitter, Donald Trump doesn't seem willing to hold back or end his feud with the media anytime soon.