Donald Trump has confirmed he will visit the UK to officially open his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire on 24 June – the day EU referendum result is announced – having invested more than £200 million ($288m) in the Scottish golf resort.

Weighing in on the referendum debate, in March, Trump stated the UK should vote to leave the EU.

During his campaign for Republican front-runner – having called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States" in December – Trump was the subject of a Commons Chamber debate as to whether he should be banned from entering the UK in January.

The all-but-officially announced Republican presidential nominee will visit the UK for the first time during his campaign to open the golf course after threatening to withdraw funding from it if he were banned from entering the UK.

Discussing the Scottish resort, Trump said: "Very exciting that one of the great resorts of the world, Turnberry, will be opening after a massive £200 million 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."

It is unlikely David Cameron will plan on meeting the US presidential hopeful during his visit to the UK, given the date he arrives. The pair previously had a heated exchange over Trump's Muslim comments. The prime minister said he would not withdraw or apologise for his remarks describing Trump "stupid" and "divisive". Trump responded by saying he "doesn't care" about Cameron as he has never met him before.

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Donald Trump will visit the UK to open the Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire Reuters