DONALD Trump has claimed to have predicted Brexit while visiting Scotland the day before the EU referendum, despite actually visiting the day after it.

The US President made the bogus claim in an interview with The Sun in which he also said he advised Theresa May how to negotiate Brexit.

He said he forecast the result while launching his Turnberry golf course and resort.

He told the paper: “I predicted Brexit. I was cutting a ribbon for the opening of Turnberry - you know they did a whole renovation, it is beautiful - the day before the Brexit vote.

“I said, ‘Brexit will happen’. The vote is going to be positive because people don’t want to be faced with the horrible immigration problems that they are being faced with in other countries. I said Brexit will happen, and I was right.”

However the Brexit vote was on 23 June 2016, and Mr Trump was at Turnberry on 24 June.

He commented after the outcome was already known, and after David Cameron had announced he would be resigning as Prime Minister.

Mr Trump, then the presumptive Republican nominee in that year’s US election, was asked for his reaction to the Brexit result.

He said: “I think it's a great thing that's happened. It's an amazing vote, very historic.

"People are angry all over the world. They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are.”

Despite Scotland voting Remain, he said: "Basically, they took back their country. That's a great thing.”

The mistake by the President, who boasts of having “one of the great memories of all time”, was highlighted on social media.

One Twitter user said that on the Trump model, “I think Croatia might beat England”.

However Mr Trump had forecast Brexit in advance of the vote.

In May 2016, he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think that maybe it's time, especially in light of what's happened with the craziness that is going on with immigration, with people pouring in all over the place I think that Britain will end up separating from the EU.”