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President Trump's recent tweet that certain members of the media are the "enemy of the American people" has members of his party speaking out.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Republican Senator John McCain defended the media on NBC's "Meet the Press", saying that suppressing the free press is something dictators do:

(McCain) "I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history."

Fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul told ABC's "This Week" that people should take what Senator McCain says with a grain of salt, adding, "We're very lucky John McCain is not in charge because I think we would be in perpetual war":

(Paul) "This is colored by John McCain's disagreement with Donald Trump. It all is."

During his campaign, President Trump said he wanted to change libel laws to make it easier to sue news organizations.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

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