Trump plans Turnberry visit day after EU vote

US presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to visit Turnberry for the official re-opening of his Scottish golf resort on June 24, the day after the UK holds a referendum on its membership of the European Union.

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 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 on Wednesday: “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.”

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