Trump says to visit Scottish, Irish golf courses

3rd June 2016, Comments 0 comments

Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee and billionaire tycoon Donald Trump will visit both his golf courses in Britain and one in Ireland during a visit later this month, he announced on Twitter Friday.

Trump had previously only said he was visiting his Turnberry course in southwest Scotland on June 24 -- the day the result will be announced of a crucial referendum on Britain's European Union membership.

"On June 22 -- I will be going to Scotland to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated @TrumpTurnberry Resort, the world's best," he said.

"After @Trump Turnberry I will be visiting Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, to see my great club, @TrumpScotland," he said.

"After @TrumpScotland, I will visit @TrumpDoonbeg in Ireland, the magnificent resort fronting on the Atlantic Ocean," he added.

The New York property magnate owns the Trump International Golf Links course near Aberdeen in northeast Scotland, as well as the Doonbeg course in western Ireland.

Contacted by AFP, the two courses did not immediately confirm details of Trump's visit.

Trump he would return to the United States on June 25.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have both said they are not planning to meet Trump during his stay.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny earlier this week referred to Trump as "racist and dangerous".

Ireland's Anti-Austerity Alliance called for a protest against his visit on its Facebook page.

"There should be a protest to send a clear message that he and his policies aren't welcome here and that we stand in solidarity with the thousands of people from all backgrounds who have protested against him in the U.S.," said Paul Murphy, a member of the Irish parliament.

This will be Trump's first official visit outside the United States in months of campaigning, during which he has all but clinched the Republican nomination.

He is only awaiting official confirmation as candidate at the Republican National Convention in July.


© 2016 AFP

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