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Donald Trump's Liquor Licenses In Jeopardy Following Guilty Verdict

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM EDT

Donald Trump, 77, is now a convicted criminal, and he is seeing the repercussions of it.

The former President of the United States was found guilty on all 34 charges in his criminal hush money trial. The charges were related to falsifying business records regarding a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Now that Donald Trump has been found guilty and is a convicted criminal, his liquor licenses are in jeopardy.

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Former President Donald Trump Becomes A Convicted Criminal

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On May 30, a New York jury reached a unanimous verdict, finding Donald Trump guilty on 34 charges linked to the falsification of business records concerning a $130,000 payment to an adult film star during the 2016 election.

“Well, revenge does take time, I will say that,” the former President said during an interview with Dr. Phil, per NBC, after the historic verdict was read. “And sometimes revenge can be justified, Phil, I have to be honest. Sometimes it can.”

While Trump blamed the Biden administration, it is important to note that they were not involved in this case.

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Donald Trump Blames Biden Administration For Guilty Verdict

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After the guilty verdict was read, Donald Trump met with reporters outside the courtroom, claiming that The United States "is being rigged right now" and that the guilty verdict was "done by the Biden administration in order to wound, to hurt an opponent."

"A political opponent, and I think it's just a disgrace, and we'll keep fighting, we'll fight till the end, and we'll win because our country has gone to hell," he added. "We don't have the same country anymore, we have a divided mess."

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The former President didn't stop there. "We are a nation in decline, serious decline of people pouring into our country right now. From prisons and from mental institutions," he then claimed. "Terrorists and they're taking over our country. We have a country that's in big trouble, but this was a rigged decision right from day one."

"With a conflicted judge who should have never been allowed to try this case never. And we will fight for our constitution," he continued.

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Could He Lose His Liquor License?

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As a convicted criminal, Donald Trump may lose his liquor license, specifically at New Jersey golf clubs.

A spokesperson with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control confirmed to the Patch that the "ABC is reviewing the impact of President Trump’s conviction" on his three liquor licenses in New Jersey.

According to the outlet, his three active licenses in the Garden State are at Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck LLC, Lamington Farm Club LLC, and TNGC Pine Hill LLC.

New Jersey law states, "no license of any class shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years or to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude."

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For those who are a "reputable person," they "must have a reputable character and would be expected to operate the licensed business in a reputable manner." Because Trump was convicted, his "reputation" is in question, therefore, launching an investigation relating to his liquor licenses in NJ.

Trump Is Banned From Visiting 38 Countries

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In addition to possibly losing his liquor licenses, former President Donald Trump has also been banned from visiting 38 countries.

According to World Population Review, in order to visit another country, one must obtain a visa. However, some countries do not allow people with felony criminal records to obtain a visa, so they cannot visit.

Now that Trump is guilty and has a criminal record, he cannot obtain a visa to visit Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Macau, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

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Plus, the countries that will deny entry if it’s discovered you are a convicted felon include Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates.

However, He Can Still Run For President

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While he may be banned from visiting various countries worldwide, Donald Trump can still run for President in the 2024 election. 

Since the US Constitution only has three criteria for presidential candidates, Trump remains eligible to pursue his candidacy. Per the US Constitution, candidates must:

  1. Be a natural-born citizen.
  2. Be at least 35 years old.
  3. Have been a US resident for at least 14 years.

Donald Trump meets all three of these requirements.

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