Donald Trump to visit the UK on day after EU referendum

Written by Sebastian Whale on 1 June 2016 in Diary

The Republican presidential hopeful was also asked his position on Brexit and replied: 'Huh?'

Donald Trump will be on British shores later this month for the official reopening of his hotel and golf resort in Scotland.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Trump Turnberry golf resort on June 24 in Ayrshire, the day after the EU referendum.

The Turnberry hotel officially opens to guests today after undergoing an eight-month multi-million pound refurbishment.

In a statement, Trump said of his plans: "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 June 24th."

The real estate mogul purchased the resort in 2014. Some 103 guest rooms, bars and restaurants have been remodelled as part of the refurbishments.

It will include a £3,500-a-night presidential suite and, from August, “the most luxurious meeting facility anywhere in Europe” named the Donald J Trump ballroom, according to his PR firm.

The news of Trump’s impending arrival comes after he claimed David Cameron had invited him to visit Downing Street – prompting a Number 10 source to tell Total Politics no such offer had been made.

The prime minister has since said he would be “happy” to meet with Trump if he visits the UK after becoming the official Republican presidential nominee. But today Downing Street source said that there were still "no confirmed dates" for any potential meeting.

Speaking to today's Hollywood Reporter, Trump was also asked his position on Brexit. He replied: "Huh?"

When the question was repeated, he said: "Hmm."

After clarification, Trump said: "Oh yeah, I think they should leave."

The businessman is expected to be formally announced as the Republican nominee for president at the GOP convention in July.



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