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FERGUSON, MO, (KTVI) - Donald Trump calls Ferguson, not only one of the most dangerous cities in the US, but the world.

Trump made those comments to a New York Times Magazine reporter when the journalist asked Trump the most dangerous place he's been.

This is an excerpt from the article called, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride."

“What’s the most dangerous place in the world you’ve been to?”

He contemplated this for a second. “Brooklyn,” he said, laughing. “No,” he went on, “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.”

It was a stark reminder of what set Trump apart from every other politician in recent memory who had occupied his current position: how little of the world he had seen beyond the archipelago of boardrooms, golf courses and high-rise hotels he inhabited, how utterances that by now would have torpedoed a more normal campaign continued to roll off his tongue with impunity.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says Trump is rehashing a long running narrative. It started last August when the presidential candidate said Ferguson had problems with illegal immigrants and gangs.

Mayor Knowles reached out to Trump's campaign and has invited him to visit the city.