President Trump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott.
Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Trump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation.
The project is a top priority for Adelson, who donated $25 million to Trump’s campaign and inauguration, because Japan only recently legalized casinos and the market is considered a “holy grail” in the industry, Elliot notes. Adelson dined with Trump the night prior to the meeting.
Read the full ProPublica report.