ABC News reported
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was making a surprise trip to Jordan to visit a camp with Syrian and Iraqi refugees, a campaign official said.
The visit, which was announced on Thanksgiving, marks the first time one of the 2016 candidates has visited such a camp since the refugee crisis began this year.
Carson, who left last night for the trip and will stay until Sunday, posted a Thanksgiving message on his official Twitter account Thursday and made no mention of his trip to Jordan.
The trip comes after a recent spate of criticisms for Carson's alleged lack of foreign policy experience.
He also came under fire after comparing the need for screenings of refugees to protecting a child from a rabid dog.