Jeb should have considered this before trashing Trump.
During Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush went after billionaire businessman Donald Trump over his support for and use of eminent domain to build his businesses.
Trump valiantly attempted to explain the proper role and use of eminent domain to acquire property necessary for the completion of public works projects, such as roads, bridges, pipelines and schools.
Jeb hit him hard though, pointing out that Trump has at least attempted to use eminent domain to acquire property for purely private purposes, such as building a parking lot for one of his casinos.
But Trump fired back on Sunday though, according to The Hill, accusing Jeb’s family of using eminent domain for private purposes themselves during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Eminent domain is a very important thing,” Trump explained. “Jeb Bush doesn’t understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family — I found this five minutes ago — they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers.”
Host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that the Texas Rangers baseball team were partly owned by Jeb’s brother, former President George W. Bush, and not by Jeb himself, but Trump dismissed the distinction.
“That doesn’t matter, it was the Bush family,” Trump said. “They used private eminent domain. He didn’t tell anybody this. So, I mean, he should have told people.”