Skip to comments.The Playboy Bully of the Western World (Trump used eminent domain for golf course)
Posted on 02/22/2016 9:18:46 AM PST by reaganaut1
Abutting the land Trump hoped to develop were four residences owned and occupied by locals not inclined to move: David Milne, Susan Munro, Michael Forbes, and then-octogenarian Molly Forbes (whose home was on Michaelâs land). Trump wanted them out. The tactics he employed toward that end mirrored Vera Cokingâs case almost exactly.
Two properties provoked Trumpâs particular ire. David Milneâs home, in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, was built in 1954. It was then a Coast Guard station, occupying the same spot on which another Coast Guard station had stood, going back to the 1860s. Trump thought it was an eyesore. Likewise a house and several outbuildings owned by Michael Forbes, a salmon fisherman who had left school at 14 to learn his trade, and whose family had lived in the area for several generations. âHis property is terribly maintained,â Trump told reporters. âItâs slum-like, itâs disgusting. Heâs got stuff thrown all over the place. He lives like a pig.â
So, in early 2009, Trump approached the Aberdeenshire Council to suggest that Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) be served to several Menie landowners. CPOs are the United Kingdomâs version of eminent domain, allowing the government to seize private property for public use. The council deferred, pending an inquiry.
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Where is the anger over the seven years of Obama’s bullying of the entire population of America?
Where are the padded walls, straight-jackets, and men in white suits? Because NR has completely become unhinged.
The Crap overflow never ends...
A believer in legal government follows the legal rules. Trump did. Government decided. Have you contacted them yet to complain?
To the NR and it’s sycophants, it doesn’t exist. Just like “conservatives” not giving a damn about Republicans caving in to the Dems or joining some stupid Gang of 8.
Even Bernie Sanders doesn't believe in using eminent domain in that way. Sadly, Donald Trump lines up to the left of Bernie Sanders on this one.
"Donald Trump supports eminent domain."
"Oh yeah? Donald Trump will hurt your butt or make things go up your butt and then you'll be crying because Mr. Trump hurt your butt!"
Seriously, what is it with trumpers and their unhealthy fixation with the anus?
Hey, now there's a handy excuse for fascism.
None of that matters to Trump supporters. He’s their man no matter what he says or what his history is.
The girly men at NR going after the front runner again. The Trump Train is out of the yard and high ballin’ - get on board or get run over, snowflakes.
First of all, National Review clearly is gunning for Trump in their ongoing role of pimping for the establishment.
Second of all, 'butthurt' is a figure of speech, not a fixation.
And third, I'll call nonsense when I see it, whether it is against Trump or Cruz, both of whom I would gladly support as the nominee. Trump tried to get the CPOs and did not get them. So be it. In the end, it is up to the states to counter Kelo and many have done just that. The President would have little say in the matter. So to me this is a non-factor in this election.
Didn’t know the US Constitution applied to the UK.
Yet gullible people believe he's going to use that power to help them, and have given up even questioning how much power government should have in the first place.
Aw dead, say it ain’t so!
Fighting Trump (2011) - short documentary on Donald Trump’s Scottish golf development in Menie
National Review hates conservatives.
It's crap like this which has consistently spewed out of Trump's mouth for many years that makes people like me hate Trump.
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