Donald Trump thinks eminent domain is 'wonderful'

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?

PAT: No.

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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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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