Trump says government property seizures are 'necessary thing'


CONCORD, N.H. – Donald Trump on Wednesday defended government property seizures as a "necessary thing," even when it means involuntarily taking property from a private owner to transfer it to another business.

Speaking to reporters outside the capital statehouse moments before formally filing his candidacy for the February primary, the Washington Examiner pressed him on his record of using eminent domain laws to expand his casino empire.

"Property rights are a big issue in New Hampshire," the Examiner noted. "In Atlantic City you used eminent domain laws aggressively to expand your casino."