The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in Washington, D.C., is currently considering a challenge to the Trump International Hotel’s liquor license in that city because Trump doesn’t meet the requirements for “good character.” A private group is making the challenge because the licensee must be “of good character and generally fit for the responsibilities of licensure.”
The Trump association challenged the block saying that character shouldn’t be a factor, but the board said character was a fundamental part of the responsibilities of the licensee. The board says that if they determine the group has standing to challenge the application, it will make a ruling.
And really, that’s the only issue here is whether the group has a right to challenge the license. If they do, we’ll see what happens from there. But the fact this is even being held up at all is significant in itself. For most people, this wouldn’t even be considered. But then we’re talking about Donald Trump here.