Trump: Ferguson, Oakland Some Of The Most Dangerous Places In The World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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In his continuing efforts to “put America first,” presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump named three U.S. cities when asked about the most dangerous places he’s ever been in an interview published Wednesday.

Reporter Robert Draper spoke with for The New York Times Magazine and asked the billionaire about the most dangerous place he’s ever been, after Trump balked at the idea of having to go to Iraq.

“Brooklyn,” Trump replied, laughing. “No, there are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously.”

Trump has commented on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri before, eliciting backlash for comments suggesting that undocumented immigrants were causing violence there and, at the time of the riots following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, criticizing the media for not covering it as a “racial situation.”

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