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Presidential candidate Ben Carson is canceling a planned trip to Africa, citing security issues.

A senior Carson campaign official says that the move came after government officials briefed the campaign on potential security concerns, adding that the cancellation was not related to Carson’s recent slide in the polls.

Asked about the cancellation during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Carson said “It’s classified information so I’m just going to say it’s too dangerous,” according to a pool reporter.

Carson added he was not concerned that the decision might make him look weak on foreign policy.

“I think it’ll make me…

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