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Detour as Trump plans golf course trip amid election campaign

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:37

Turnberry gets prepared as owner Donald Trump takes a break from campaigning in the United States to tour his Scottish golf courses. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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STORY: Call it a detour on the Presidential campaign trail -- as Republican Donald Trump plans to visit his golf resorts in Scotland. Trump is due to leave America Thursday for a three-day trip centered on the grand reopening of Trump Turnberry, which the New York businessman bought in 2014 and renovated at an estimated cost of $290 million. He will also visit his other Scottish golf property in Aberdeen. His visit to Scotland, the birthplace of his mother, came as Britain voted on whether to remain in the European Union. Trump has said Britain would probably be better off if it left the EU. He will hold a news conference on Friday Trump will not be meeting British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has denounced Trump as divisive for his proposed Muslim ban and anti-immigrant rhetoric. Trump and his aides see the Scotland visit as a chance to showcase his far-flung business empire and job-creating abilities. Early this year a petition demanding Trump be barred from Britain after his comments on closing U.S. borders to Muslims was signed by more than 500,000 people. Lawmakers in Parliament debated the issue but it did not go to a vote.

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Detour as Trump plans golf course trip amid election campaign

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:37