Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHoyer pushes White House for briefing on Russian election interference Carrier union leader: Trump 'lied his a-- off' about deal Top Dem: Congress could need brief funding extension MORE on Tuesday reiterated his stance in favor of eminent domain — a view not shared by many in his party.
"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."
The conservative group Club For Growth has run attack ads on Trump over his support for eminent domain. Trump on Tuesday dismissed those attacks as a result of his refusal to donate to the Club.