WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to Jordan on Friday to visit Syrian refugees at a United Nations-run camp, according to media reports.
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.
The retired neurosurgeon will visit a Syrian refugee camp in the northern Jordan town of Azraq, according to the New York Time
s, which first reported the surprise trip. While there, he will visit a clinic and hospital, the newspaper said.