Trump Weighs In On Western States Land Grab Battle

Trump Weighs In On Western States Land Grab Battle -- In a recent op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal, Donald Trump the Republican presidential front-runner attacks the Bureau of Land Management and the Obama

In a recent op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal, Donald Trump the Republican presidential front-runner attacks the Bureau of Land Management and the Obama administration’s “land grab” in the western United States.

Trump said, “The BLM controls over 85 percent of the land in Nevada”. He went on to say “In the rural areas, those who for decades have had access to public lands for ranching, mining, logging and energy development are forced to deal with arbitrary and capricious rules that are influenced by special interests that profit from the D.C. rule-making and who fill the campaign coffers of Washington politicians.”

Recently, Trump told the New York Times that with a “phone call” he would end an ongoing dispute between Oregon ranchers and federal officials, that’s resulted in a group of armed protesters staging an ongoing occupation of a federal wildlife refuge.

Trump told the Times, “You cannot let people take over federal property”.

Now, Trump says Americans shouldn’t let the government turn the West into a federally-owned frontier.

“Honest, hardworking citizens who seek freedom and economic independence must beg for deference from a federal government that is more intent on power and control than it is in serving the citizens of the nation,” Trump wrote in his RGJ op-ed.

Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, supports the conservative argument that because the government owns millions of acres of land, specifically in Nevada, “the cost of land has skyrocketed and the cost of living has become an impediment to growth.”

“Where are the city and county to get the land for schools, roads, parks and other public use areas if they have to beg Washington for the land and then pay a premium price for it? How are people who see a future in Nevada to find housing and employment if the federal government is inhibiting economic development?” he writes.

According to Trump, who’s second in the Washington Examiner’s presidential power rankings, the only way to solve the issues sparked by federal land ownership “is to bring to Washington a president who will rein in the federal government and get Congress to do its job.”

“What is needed in Washington is a president who has the will, strength and courage to lead,” he writes, adding, “When I am elected president, I will bring the executive branch back inside the Constitution and will work with Congress to put America first.”


  1. Clinton and Canada sold our Oregon uranium mines to Russia. That’s one reason why the Feds are illegally stealing the people’s land.

  2. Thankyou Mr. Trump for listening to my fellow patriots up in Oregon and giving them your support. YOu are going to make a wonderful president. These people and many more like them have had terrible battles with the BLM and the federal government. Thank God someone is now coming to help them.

  3. This is my guy. I knew he would get on the right side of this issue. The BLM is very corrupt and land grabbing all over the place and getting away with it. This is very corrupt and needs thourough investigation. The land owners are patriots not terrorists. This administration labels every one a terrorist that they want to dispose of. We are American citizens. He is not. He is the Islamic terrorist and he sits in our oval office. I suggest we impeach him now.

  4. I have a very strong feel that Mr.Trump is certainly going to make to the Presidency of U.S. because he strongly thinks to put the country on a sound road of lost glory & eminence ..wish him a grand success ..Prof.Amaresh Tewati,Bangalore,India

  5. We the people my own the land as you say, but the travesty is the the idiots in the BIN, USFS, etc makes idiotic rules at the whim that are above the law, there is a problem. Each state must have control of these lands to developers, sell, or otherwise utilize for their benefit. JUST A QUESTION: how many millions if not billions of tax dollars are spent go manage these vast holdings, that WE THE PEOPLE CAN’T USE? As for the person who thinks Nevada or Texas is so barren and desolate that no body can live there, you should try carving the recliner off your backside, gat away from your smart phone, 7-eleven, get off the guest and out of your luxury SUV and see what this country has to offer. There is more to wildlife than the zoo. Maybe you will learn where your food come from (not the store). Maybe, just maybe you will learn the 3% of the people in the US produce 85% of the food that you eat. The farmer/rancher is the only person/company/cooperation the pays retail for everything and is forces to sell at wholesale prices. Ever think how much the farmer gets for the 1 pound loaf of bread you eat (water, yeast, flour)? You pay $2.50 or more for that bread. The farmer gets .07 cents.
    So, now that the federal govt controls greater than 50% of the American west, that is costing you the tax payer millions/billions of dollars so you can’t use it. The Hillary Clinton’s and Harry Reid’s are selling out to foreign givers and private foreign countries and line their own pockets. Doesn’t that just loss you off or are you such a sheeple that you need Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid to speak for you? Grab your big girl pantie and pull them up. We need the country back and working for the people, not for Hillary, Harry, Russia, China, and foreign corporations.

  6. You are all wrong, it’s about being sold out by the clinton foundation. They excepted conteibution’s from forien invester’s without discloseing the info to the government, tou people need to do more research if hillery is elected all the contributor’s. To the clinton foundation will get special privledge to mine our land, they have sold us AMERICAN’S DOWN THE RIVER.

  7. We, here in our little mountain community in Tennessee, are fixing to face the same situation with a national wildlife refuge in the works for all our community being in the refuge’s boundary. There goes our churches, cemeteries, and our heritage and afaid our land also, which has been in families for 100’s of years. Being a community of only 200+, we don’t have much ammo to fight with, but we can protest like hell. They will have to carry me out in a body bag before we see our land taken over by the government. Please keep our community in your prayers.

  8. Excuse me Mr. Trump there is no such thing as Federal property or federally owned land it is all the People’s land !!

    • you are aware, are you not that before the Constitution was ratified the 13 original colonies ceded their excess lands to the ownership and control of the federal government. Alaska was purchased from Russia with money from the U.S. Treasury as was the Louisiana Purchase and the Gadsden Purchase.

  9. I have been saying foe years that what this Country needs is another Ronald Reagan. Trump is that Man. I’m a disabled Veteran who’s family has spilled blood in just about every war this Country has been in and am disgusted at the way things are now. Trump has my vote.

  10. Trump will be president. Apparently, no one is doing their homework. Tens of MILLIONS, get it? Sanders will never be president. Anyone actually with a job does not want to give 50+ of their wages to support his plan in this economy. Get real. Whine and cry, lie and threaten. Won’t work. Trump will be president. Deal with it. I’m really looking forward to listening to all you naysayers cry yourselves to sleep. Have you seen his fricking rallies. He didn’t pay them all to be there. That’s America supporting him. Go Donald.

  11. Cecilia, from your comments can one assume that you are hoping for the opportunity to vote for the candidate who honeymooned in Russia. You will truly feel the BERN if the “socialist” is elected.

    The land belongs to the States and the sooner we reclaim it the better as the FEDS are destroying our Forest’s and Rivers.

  12. Cecilia you better wake up. Trump had more support than any candidate. The federal ongoing land grab is a travesty.

  13. So, the federal government is only allowed to OWN 10 acres in DC. These lands are held in trust FOR the American PEOPLE.

    • not 10 acres but 10 square miles. territorial lands are held in trust and managed by the government. When a territory becomes a state and admitted to the union then the land is suppose to be disposed of and become property of state and under jurisdiction of the state. study The Northwest Ordinance

  14. there are far more people who do not agree with Trump and his ideas than those who do. It is mathematics. He loses.

  15. The BLM had the control of the land in Nevada way before Obama ever came into office. I believe that the military has several secret projects in the middle of nowhere in Nevada as well. If anybody has ever driven from Vegas to Reno, you would know that there is nothing out there and heaven forbid that you break down because it is going to cost an arm and a leg to get towed. If you don’t get gas in Tonopah, you will never make it to Reno. Since Trump is a builder, he probably wants to build in all that desolate land and make some more money, but who is really going to live there? There is nothing out there worth developing, it is as bad as driving through Texas, if not worse. What they should do is build wind, solar, geothermal plants out there and develop other forms energy and manufacturing, ranching, scientific plants to develop new cures, ideas, etc. and then maybe people would or could live in the middle of nowhere, but it is going to take a lot of money to compensate people for leaving any semblance of society in order to live there. Hell, Nasa could build another take off and landing pad and control center and nobody would bother them out there. As for the ranchers in Oregon who do not belong there who are complaining that they want to take their land back are just plain silly. If anybody should get their land back, it should be the Paiute’s who were there first. The fact that the government is waiting them out is quite generous because if they were black, or Native American; the government would have shot them dead on the spot already. They need to leave now; willingly or by force if necessary. Trump will not be elected President, the very wealthy Republicans will not allow it and he only plays to a certain base and there are far more people in the nation who don’t believe in his ideas than the people who do. It is mathematical and he loses.

    • What a shame the Federal Agency operates in shadows and darkness. As Bundy & LaVoy traveled as free men in the light, they attended meetings in peace, unarmed, in the light of day, with our documents of freedom to speak for them. But YOU Federal usurpers of oaths, ambush them & other patriots at night, with your rats in the shadows you travel.
      What cowards in the land of the free would do this? Only those who have betrayed their very oath of service would do this. You tyrants are a shame in the history of Liberty.

    • And you are wrong. What did the Feds do when the Ferguson and Baltimore thugs were burning down, looting and attacking cops? NOTHING Yet they (the Obama FBI Gestapo Brown Shirts) murder a peaceful Rancher who is a Husband, Father and Grandfather who was standing up against tyranny.

    • You forgot to mention the valuable minerals reported in the U S Geological Survey. Hmm must be you don’t know or are blind siding the issue.

  16. Once again Mr. Trump has showed/proved that he is the right person to be POTUS over all the other candidates, including Hitlery or Sanders.

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