D.C. Residents Trying to Revoke Trump Hotel's Liquor License Over Donald Trump's 'Amorality' [UPDATED]

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A group of Washington D.C. residents are trying to revoke the Trump International Hotel’s liquor license, which would mean that Trump’s cronies could no longer imbibe adult beverages or drunkenly pal around with their racist friends at the venue. It’s so stupid and petty and I love it.


Politico reports that a group of residents have filed a complaint with the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, claiming that the Trump International Hotel owner, Donald Trump, fails the “good character” test required of those who sell alcohol.

Politico reports:

In their grievance to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board, the group presented a litany of what they say are Trump’s moral failures, calling him a liar, a fraudster and a racist who associates with criminals.

“Mr. Trump adds to the evidence of his lack of ‘good character’ daily,” the complaint reads. “A senior member of the current administration made a stunning admission about Mr. Trump that stands at the heart of the complaint submitted to the board: ‘the root of the problem is his amorality.’”

While it’s an unusual reason to file a complaint, they’re... not wrong!

“The merits of the complaint are strong,” says Joshua Levy, the lawyer who represents the residents. “The evidence of Mr. Trump’s bad character is strong.”

Neither the Trump Organization’s lawyer nor the spokesperson for the hotel’s lobby lounge responded to Politico’s request for comment. The board will consider the complaint Wednesday night.

Update 9/12 2:26 p.m.: I regret to inform you that the board will NOT be reviewing the complaint on Wednesday, after all.


Politico reports:

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board questioned the timing of a complaint against the hotel, saying a character review couldn’t be conducted until the hotel applies to renew its license in March.

The decision was unanimous, with two members of the seven-member board not in attendance.


Levy, who represents the complainants, called the decision “a mistake” and said the residents plan to appeal.

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.



I doubt it will get Trump’s liquor license revoked, but it might result in getting this ridiculously outdated law off the books, so that’s a plus.