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Donald Trump set to visit the UK for reopening of Turnberry golf course

By Catriona Webster

Published 02/06/2016

Ribbon cutting: Donald Trump
Ribbon cutting: Donald Trump

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has confirmed he will visit the UK the day after voters go to the polls in the EU referendum.

The presumptive Republican nominee will attend the official reopening of his Trump Turnberry golf course in South Ayrshire on June 24, the day the result of the vote is expected. Mr Trump will attend a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the resort, which reopened on Wednesday after a £200 million restoration.

He said: "Very exciting that one of the great resorts of the world, Turnberry, will be opening today after a massive £200 million investment.

"I look forward to attending the official opening of this great development on June 24."

The property was bought by Mr Trump in 2014 and is the second Scottish golf resort he has launched following the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire in 2012.

Downing Street said no plans had been made to use the occasion for a first meeting between Mr Trump and Prime Minister David Cameron. Relations have been frosty after the Prime Minister labelled Mr Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the US "divisive, stupid and wrong".

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