Late night host Conan O’Brien will film shows in Haiti later this week in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE reportedly calling it a “shithole” country.

“I have no idea what the president has against the people of Haiti, but if the president doesn’t like them, they must be lovely people,” O’Brien said on his show Monday night.

“I’m sure I’m going to love Haiti, because Trump hates it so much. What I’ve noticed is whenever that guy hates something, I wind up loving it,” he added.

Trump last week, while meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration policy, reportedly questioned why the U.S. was accepting so many immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. He allegedly suggested the U.S. should instead take in more immigrants from places like Norway. 

The comments drew significant backlash, with multiple lawmakers, including Haitian-American GOP Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveOvernight Energy: Proposed rule would roll back endangered species protections | House passes Interior, EPA spending | House votes to disavow carbon tax House votes to disavow carbon tax The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP spars with FBI agent at tense hearing MORE (R-Utah), calling the remarks racist. 

Trump denied he made the comment, and Republican Sens. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonBipartisan group introduces retirement savings legislation in Senate Overnight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war Hillicon Valley: DOJ appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | FBI agent testifies in heated hearing | Uproar after FCC changes rules on consumer complaints | Broadcom makes bid for another US company | Facebook under fire over conspiracy sites MORE (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.) have since said they did not hear Trump say “shithole countries.” 

O’Brien initially announced his plans to film in Haiti in a tweet on Sunday.

He has previously done shows in Cuba, Mexico, Israel and elsewhere as part of his “Conan Without Borders” series.