US presidential candidate Donald Trump has brought forward the date of his planned visit to Turnberry for the official re-opening of his Scottish golf resort to June 22 — the day before the UK holds a referendum on its membership of the European Union.
Trump originally had planned to visit on on June 24, the day after the referendum.
Trump Tweeted: “On June 22- I will be going to Scotland to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated @ TrumpTurnberry Resort, the worlds best.”
He then Tweeted: “After @TrumpTurnberry I will be visiting Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, to see my great club, @TrumpScotland.”
In a third Tweet, Trump said: “After @TrumpScotland, I will visit @TrumpDoonbeg in Ireland, the magnificent resort fronting on the Atlantic Ocean.”
In a final, fourth Tweet, Trump said: “Then, on June 25th- back to the USA to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
The planned trip would be Trump’s first trip to the UK since a row with British Prime Minister David Cameron over comments Trump made about Muslims.
Cameron called Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States “dangerous” and “stupid.”
Reuters reported earlier this week that a spokesman for Cameron said there were no firm plans for a meeting with Trump, although it was normal for a prime minister to meet presidential nominees if they visited Britain.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon does not plan to meet Trump on his visit.
Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate, said earlier this week: “Very exciting that one of the great resorts of the world, Turnberry, will be opening today after a massive £200m investment.
“I own it and I am very proud of it.
“I look forward to attending the official opening of this great development on 24 June.”