Ben Carson arrives in Jordan to visit Syrian refugees

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a campaign event in Pahrump, NevadaBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson arrived in Jordan on Friday for a two-day tour of multiple camps housing Syrian refugees, his campaign manager said. The campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said the campaign would release a statement with photos on Saturday, but that no press was invited to accompany Carson on the trip. Carson, a top-tier candidate in public opinion polls, has faced increased scrutiny over his foreign policy credentials amid comments about China’s role in the Syrian crisis, as well as remarks likening some Syrian refugees to rabid dogs.

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