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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:33 PM

Trump asked Abe to allow top donor to open casino in Japan: report

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to "strongly consider" granting a license to build a casino in Japan for an American company run by a top Trump donor, a U.S. media outlet reported Wednesday.

Trump raised Sheldon Adelson's casino bid with his company, Las Vegas Sands, in a meeting with Abe in February 2017 at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, ProPublica said, citing two people briefed on the meeting.

Trump's push surprised Abe's entourage and the prime minister "didn't really respond, and said thank you for the information," one of the sources said, according to ProPublica, known for producing investigative journalism, in an article titled, "Trump's Patron-in-Chief."

The president raising a top donor's personal business interests directly with a foreign leader would violate long-standing norms, the article said.

Separately, Adelson raised the casino issue in a breakfast between Abe and a small group of American business executives in February 2017 in Washington, it said.

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181011/p2g/00m/0dm/050000c

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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:44 PM

1. He's promoting American business abroad. Good for him.

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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:12 PM

2. Previous presidents

Gave their top supporters our money, so once again President Trumps turns out to be better.

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