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Trump: It Was New Jersey That Tried Eminent Domain Against Widow

Trump: It Was New Jersey That Tried Eminent Domain Against Widow
 

By    |   Saturday, 13 February 2016 10:57 PM

During Saturday's GOP presidential debate, front-runner Donald Trump added a new wrinkle to the war against him for trying to use eminent domain for private gain.

"Frankly, I'm not in love with eminent domain," Trump said. "But eminent domain is something you need very strongly."

He said Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was wrong to say he tried to use eminent domain to condemn a widow's house in the 1990s to make way for a parking lot for one of his New Jersey casinos.

"The state of New Jersey was going to build a tower that was going to employ thousands of people and do a big job in terms of economic development," he said.

He then attacked Bush over his family's own use of eminent domain to build a baseball stadium in Texas.

"There are all sorts of intrigue where I disagree with my brother," Bush said. "That would be one right there. You should not use eminent domain for private purposes."

Proper use of eminent domain is for roads, bridges, transmission lines and the like, Bush said. "Not to take an elderly woman's home to build a parking lot so high rollers can come from New York City to failed casinos in Atlantic City. That is not the appropriate thing to do."

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During Saturday's GOP presidential debate, front-runner Donald Trump added a new wrinkle to the war against him for trying to use eminent domain for private gain.
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