Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump email misstates FEC deadline in plea for donations Trump hostility has Arab business, political leaders on edge California Dem boycotting Trump's address to Congress MORE on Sunday called a new ad pointing to his past use of eminent domain “false advertising."
“I have to tell you his ad is wrong, because I never knocked down that house,” Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I wanted to get that house to build a major building that would have employed tremendous numbers of people, but the woman didn’t want to sell, ultimately I just said, ‘Forget about it,’” he added.
“So he’s got me bulldozing a house — I never bulldozed it down. It’s false advertising.”
The Cruz ad accuses Trump of “colluding with Atlantic City insiders to bulldoze the home of an elderly woman for a limousine parking lot at his casino.”
The widow herself is featured in the ad saying, “He doesn’t have no heart, that man.”
Trump also said on Sunday it would be impossible to complete large projects without the use of eminent domain.
“But, you know, the way to eminent domain, if you didn't have eminent domain, you wouldn't have highways, you wouldn't have the Keystone pipeline, because they need their land desperately if it's ever going to get built,” he said.
“You wouldn't have roads, you wouldn't have schools, hospitals,” he added. “I mean, I don't love eminent domain, but you need eminent domain or you don't have a country.”