The audience at a debate booed Donald Trump three times during an exchange with Jeb Bush over eminent domain which is a widely unpopular process in New Hampshire.
Trump said a lot of his opponents which includes conservatives claim they’re against eminent domain, but they support the projects that need eminent domain to exist.
“The Keystone Pipeline — without eminent domain, it wouldn’t go 10 feet,” Trump said. “You need eminent domain. And eminent domain is a good thing, not a bad thing.” “A person’s property, they get a fortune. And if they’re smart they’ll get two or three times the value of their property.”
He was interrupted by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who argued that there’s a difference between using eminent domain for public purposes and for private purposes, and went on to accuse Trump of using eminent domain to his advantage to build a “limousine parking lot for his casinos” — not public use.
Trump then tried to reply, and went back and forth with Bush for a second before saying: ”Let me talk — quiet.”
His rude tone caused the crowd to boo, which appeared to get under Trump’s skin.
“That’s all of his donors and special interests out there,” Trump said.
He then got booed again, but kept talking, he blamed the fact that the crowd booed him on not needing their money.
Bush and Trump continued to argue about whether the Keystone XL pipeline is a private use or public use of eminent domain. Trump said it was a private use but Bush said it was a public use.
Bush interrupted Trump at one point during the exchange, to which Trump said sharply, “Excuse me, Jeb.”
The crowd booed one more time, then ABC went to a commercial break.