Washington D.C. residents are bringing complaints to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board about President Donald Trump’s moral deficiencies that they feel fail the “good character” test required for purveyors of alcohol.
According to a Tuesday Politico report, the residents are specifically citing the Trump International Hotel in D.C., which has become a popular watering hole for Trump and his associates.
Losing its liquor license could hurt the hotel’s business, and lead to revocation of the liquor licenses of the steakhouse and bar associated with the hotel.
Per Politico, it is not uncommon for licenses to be scrutinized or revoked due to infractions like selling to underage patrons or poor record keeping, but it is unusual to consider revocation based on the immorality of the business’ owner.
The complainants cite payments to Stormy Daniels, stories about stiffing contractors, and Michael Cohen’s naming of Trump as an un-indicted co-conspirator as evidence of Trump’s lacking character.
According to Politico, if the board decides that the complaint has merit, the D.C. attorney general will decide whether or not to bring a civil suit. If the AG did choose to take action, the board would make the ultimate decision to revoke the license or not.