Washington, June 3 (RHC)-- Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Britain on June 24th -- the day after the referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of European Union.
Trump spokesman Hope Hicks confirmed that the U.S. Republican leader will travel to Scotland to visit the Turnberry Golf Resort, a property he has been working to open since buying the Turnberry hotel in 2014.
But the timing of Trump's visit, presumably for business purposes, is significant. On June 23, Britain will vote on the significant issue of whether it should stay in the EU. The decision has far-reaching consequences for both the country and the bloc.
Trump, a billionaire businessman from New York City, has said he supports a British exit from the EU, also known as Brexit, though he hasn't spent much time discussing the issue.
Membership of the European Union has been a controversial issue in the UK since the country joined the then European Economic Community in 1973. Those in favor of a British withdrawal from the EU argue that outside the bloc, London would be better positioned to conduct its own trade negotiations, better able to control immigration and free from what they believe to be excessive EU regulations and bureaucracy.
Those in favor of remaining in the bloc argue that leaving it would risk the UK's prosperity, diminish its influence over world affairs, and result in trade barriers between the UK and the European Union.
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