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“I wanted to take things in a more positive direction.”
Last month, when tensions were brewing over a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Conan O’Brien announced he would take his TBS show, “Conan,” to Mexico City. The show has previously done special episodes involving travel to Korea, Armenia and Cuba. O’Brien later revealed some of the guests he’d booked for his trip: “Rogue One” star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump and his plans for a border wall.
Jesus Guzman, a TV host who works for Mexican TV giant Televisa, put together a brief video welcoming O’Brien to Mexico. It features several Mexican personalities performing the iconic “string dance” O’Brien often does before his nightly monologue. Someone passed the footage on to O’Brien, who aired parts of the video and thanked Guzman for the gesture.