Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is not in favor of the U.S. taking in Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war in their country because he said it would not help solve their problem.

What the U.S. should do instead, Carson said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, is offer financial assistance to the refugee camps in Jordan to help alleviate a $3 billion shortfall every year.

"That's how much money we spent last year on Halloween candy," said Carson. "I mean, is it something that can be done?"

Host John Dickerson asked Carson if he was talking about starting a national fundraising campaign.

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