"Eminent domain, when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good, I think it's a wonderful thing," Trump told Fox News' Bret Baier.
“You're not taking property. … You're paying a fortune for that property,” he said of the process, adding that homeowners can be paid “four, five, six, ten times” their property’s value.
Trump, a real estate mogul, noted that he’s dealt with eminent domain a lot in building developments in New York City. He said the idea that people are forced to sell homes they don’t really want to give up is a myth.
"Most of the time, they just want money,” the businessman said. “These people can go buy a house now that's five times bigger and in a better location."
Of course, with eminent domain the only thing the property owner is entitled to is fair market value. Trump is not being honest when he says homeowner is going to receive several times over the value of the property if the property is taken via eminent domain.