- 07 февраля 2016, 05:31
- Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Real estate mogul Donald Trump drew boos from the audience at the ABC News Republican presidential debate when he told Jeb Bush to quiet down during a heated exchange on the issue of eminent domain.
Trump defended eminent domain, calling the expropriation of private property for public use an "absolute necessity" for the government to build schools, roads and bridges. He also argued the Keystone XL pipeline, which is widely supported by Republicans, "wouldn't go 10 feet" without the use of eminent domain.
Bush, however, interjected by hitting Trump for using eminent domain to attempt to seize private property from an elderly woman to "turn into limousine parking lot for his casinos" in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
"Jeb wants to be a tough guy tonight," Trump shot back. "Let me talk."
"Quiet," he demanded, as Bush continued to interject. The audience booed loudly.
Trump then accused the audience, which is primarily selected by the Republican National Committee, of consisting of "donors and special interests" -- essentially the establishment he rails against.
"They're booing because I don’t want their money," he said.
Editor's note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.
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