President Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the media are Stalin-esque, a Republican senator has said.
In a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Jeff Flake - a frequent Trump critic - called the president's repeated attacks on the media "shameful" and "repulsive" before comparing him to the Russian dictator Josef Stalin.
"The enemy of the people was how the president of the United States called the free press in 2017," Mr Flake, who represents Arizona but is retiring this year, said.
"It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies.
"It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of annihilating such individuals who disagreed with the supreme leader."
Source : http://www.itv.com/news/2018-01-17/republican-jeff-flake-denounces-donald-trumps-use-of-terms-spoken-by-stalin/