Trump: Cruz's eminent domain attack 'false advertising'

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Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump camp talking points: Mention Monica Lewinsky Trump floats theory that Google suppresses negative news on Clinton Trump: I saved former Miss Universe's job 'and look what I get out of it' MORE on Sunday called a new ad pointing to his past use of eminent domain “false advertising."

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The 30-second spot, released by primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Could Snapchat be the digital bridge to younger voters? Senate passes funding bill to avoid shutdown MORE, accuses the billionaire businessman of plotting to bulldoze a widow's house to build a parking lot for one of his casinos.

“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.”