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Trump Hotel’s Liquor License Is Safe for the Moment

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board issued its decision today on a complaint over the president’s character

President Donald Trump Attends Dinner With Supporters At Trump Hotel DC Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board issued its decision today over a complaint filed over the Trump Hotel’s liquor license, and has determined the liquor license can stay with the company, at least for now.

The complaint requested a hearing to determine whether President Donald Trump satisfies the character and fitness requirements for licensure. Per Politico, the board decided that a character review couldn’t be conducted until March 2019 when the hotel applies to renew its license.

DCist reports that the residents who filed the complaint in June cited Trump’s racially charged statements, alleged fraud with Trump University, and other front page news scandals as proof that the President violates a law that establishment owners be “of good character.”

The board notes that all hotel license holders in the District are required to apply for renewal of their licenses by March 31, 2019 if they seek to retain them. The Trump Hotel will be on the board’s agenda later this month: ABRA investigators also found an alleged sale-to-minor violation at the hotel that will be discussed on September 26.

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