Conan O’Brien claimed Haiti “is truly a beautiful country” while he stayed at a luxury resort last week.
O’Brien made the trip to Haiti in response to allegations that President Trump had called Haiti a “shithole,” prompting a slew of rich celebrities, including O’Brien, to attempt to prove otherwise.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 21, 2018
During his trip, O’Brien stayed at the luxury Wahoo Bay Beach Resort, where an idyllic photograph of the talkshow host was taken, prompting users on Twitter to show O’Brien pictures of the rest of the country.
Also Haiti. pic.twitter.com/V7x3DZmczq
— Jared (@heyitsjerd) January 21, 2018
Now go to non-tourist parts of Haiti without a private security team…
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) January 22, 2018
In another post, O’Brien gave a man a MAGA parody hat that read “Haiti is great already,” despite the fact that in 2015, Haiti was listed as the twentieth poorest country in the world.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 20, 2018
According to Business Insider, the average annual income in the country in 2013 was $1,358.10, while the official US Department of State travel website warns citizens to “reconsider” travelling to the country due to the fact that, outside of the secure and protected luxury resorts, “Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common.”
This isn’t the first time Conan O’Brien has attempted to make poor nations look wonderful. He previously traveled to communist Cuba and painted a rosy picture of the island despite the suffering of millions of Cubans under the Castro regime.