Yahoo News explains: Where did the phrase ‘enemy of the people’ come from?

President Trump has repeatedly called the news media the “enemy of the people” at rallies, in speeches and in tweets. This week, more than 300 news publications from around the U.S. denounced the president’s attacks on the media, defending the role of a free press in society in an effort led by the editorial page journalists at the Boston Globe. Where did the expression come from in the first place? Yahoo News explains.