Late night host Conan O’Brien will film shows in Haiti later this week in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration 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) LoveElection Countdown: Florida candidates face new test from hurricane | GOP optimistic about expanding Senate majority | Top-tier Dems start heading to Iowa | Bloomberg rejoins Dems | Trump heads to Pennsylvania rally Dems see blue 'tsunami' in House as Senate path narrows Cook Political Report shifts 7 more races towards Dems MORE (R-Utah), calling the remarks racist. 

Trump denied he made the comment, and Republican Sens. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonFlake: Congress should not continue Kavanaugh investigations GOP senator suspects Schumer of being behind release of Ford letter Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems 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.