Convicted felon Donald Trump’s legal problems are multiplying

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As Donald Trump settles into his new status as a convicted felon, a layer of challenges and roadblocks is surfacing that threatens his political and business aspirations even further. As Trump is learning, running for President of the United States after having been convicted on all 34 federal counts brought against him is not exactly an enviable position.

In Vermont, the Republican State Committee’s rules state that it cannot “support or promote any candidate for elective office who is a convicted felon.” It appears the Committee is so far following this rule, not mentioning Trump once on social media since his conviction.

By early last year, according to a report from NBC News, the rules were amended to allow for a narrow exemption “under extenuating circumstances” following a majority vote by the Executive Committee. We’ll see how things play out as the November election nears.

Trump’s new status as a convicted felon is also threatening his golf courses in an unusual way. The New Jersey Attorney General’s office will soon determine whether Trump’s convictions should bar him from holding a liquor license at his three golf courses in the state. New Jersey law requires withholding licenses from people convicted of any crime “involving moral turpitude,” according to a report from The Guardian.

This news follows a CNN report that the New York City Police Department is set to revoke Trump’s license to carry a concealed weapon because of his convictions. Trump’s license was suspended early last year following his indictments. At that time, Trump turned over two of his three licensed pistols while his third “was lawfully moved to Florida.”

It’s not every day that a convicted felon runs for the highest office in the land. However, Trump is discovering that his new status creates unanticipated barriers and other complications for him, including threats to his business. As Trump continues plodding forward in a desperate and clumsy attempt to retake the White House, his morass of problems grows ever thicker.

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