In an interview with Bret Baire from Fox News this week, Donald Trump made some telling remarks about eminent domain, or the right of a government to expropriate private property for public use, with compensation. Glenn shared a portion of the audio with his radio audience Thursday.
"I think eminent domain is wonderful," Trump said. "Nobody knows this better than I do because I've built a lot of buildings in Manhattan."
Glenn concluded the segment with a question to Trump supporters.
"When will the Trump people - only 13 percent of his support comes from the Tea Party. But when will that 13 percent wake up and go, 'Wait a minute, wait a minute, no, this is not constitutional'?" Glenn said.
Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: Donald Trump was on with Bret Baier on Fox News. And I just want you to hear what he said. Listen.
BRET: What do you think of eminent domain?
DONALD: Well, I think eminent domain is wonderful. If you're building a highway and you need to build as an example a highway and you're going to be blocked by a holdout or -- in some cases, it's a holdout. Just so you understand. Nobody knows this better than I do because I've built a lot of buildings in Manhattan.
GLENN: That's not a highway.
DONALD: And you'll have 12 sites, and you'll get 11. And you'll have the one holdout. And you end up building around them and everything else.
PAT: How dare they not agree to sell Donald Trump their property that they bought and paid for and now own, how dare they hold out!
GLENN: Yeah. Did you guys ever see that documentary on him when he tried to build the golf course in Scotland?
STU: I saw the preview for it. Is it good?
GLENN: Oh, you have to watch it. These people. They're these sweet Scottish people. They live down by the sea. And they've lived there forever. They're poor. They just have simple lives. Simple homes. And Donald Trump comes in and he's like, "Look, these people are living in trash. They're living like trash." No, they're not. Quite honestly, they're living like my grandparents used to. They're living like most Americans used to.
PAT: Even if they were living in trash, it's none of his business. It's theirs.
GLENN: Right. And he's like, it's an eyesore, and we'll make this into beautiful, wonderful hotels and everything else. He loses in the end. But the way he treats them and the way that they are. Just these simple, good people. Who are like, no, I've lived here my whole life. I don't want to move. When he makes this argument -- it's really, it's really sick. I'll play the rest of it and then share with you what I shared online. And some of the responses. It's really quite staggering. Really quite staggering. On, when will the Trump people -- only 13 percent of his support comes from the Tea Party. But when will that 13 percent wake up and go, "Wait a minute. Wait a minute. No, this is not constitutional."
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