Donald Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open: 'The world has asked me to be here'

Video: It may surprise the people of Scotland and beyond, but according to Donald Trump, we all wanted him to visit the UK

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For anyone slightly confused as to why Donald Trump was at Scotland's famous Turnberry golf course, the US presidential hopeful, had the best response.

Arriving for the Women's British Open at Turnberry - the hotel and golf course that Mr Trump purchased in April 2014 and renamed Trump Turnberry - the controversial Republican presidential candidate was asked by a Scottish reporter whether his celebrity appearance might detract from the golf tournament.

"Everyone's asked me to be here: the Tour’s asked me to be here, the world has asked me to be here," he said.

The businessman is set to be at the tournament for two days before returning to the US, with the Women's British Open the first major event staged at Turnberry since Mr Trump bought the property and land.

When Mr Trump was asked by one reporter what his response was to accusations that he was a racist - following his remarks about Mexican illegal immigrants - Mr Trump ignored the question and moved on.

 

 

Mr Trump said he was "number one with the Hispanics" and said that he was confident he would clinch the Republican nomination, arguing that he did not think he would have to resort to running as an Independent in the race for the White House.

He was also asked about the UK's issue with illegal immigrants in the wake of the Calais crisis: "That’s your problem, not my problem."

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