Trump to visit UK on June 22, day before EU referendum
The change in timing raises question whether Trump will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who will be in the midst of campaigning to keep a sceptical British public from voting to leave the European Union.
Trump has expressed his views on the issue, calling on Britain to vote to leave the economic bloc.
The presumptive Republican candidate previously indicated he would visit his newly-refurbished hotel and golf course a day after the UK votes on its future within the EU.
The 69-year-old American billionaire will now be travelling to Scotland on June 22 in order to mark the official reopening of his Trump Turnberry hotel, which he had bought, back in 2014.
From there, Trump will be travelling to Aberdeen and then his Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare, Ireland.
His visit is set to coincide with US vice-president Joe Biden’s trip to Ireland.“On June 22 – I will be going to Scotland to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated @TrumpTurnberry Resort, the world’s best,” Trump tweeted to his 8.6 million followers.
Trump is expected to be officially confirmed as the Republican nominee in the race for the White House at the party’s national convention in July, after seeing off a host of rivals in the primaries.
He has had a controversial campaign trail exchange with UK leaders.
Cameron had branded his remarks on the campaign trail to ban all Muslims entering the US as “divisive and wrong”.
Khan had reacted with an invitation of his own for Trump to come to London and “meet Londoners who are British, they’re Londoners, they’re Muslim”.
Trump’s arrival in Scotland is likely to be contentious given this backdrop.