Rosie O'Donnell, a longtime critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE, said in a recent interview she thinks the president will lose the 2020 election by a "landslide," adding that she firmly believes the voters will “rise to the occasion” and vote him out in November.

When asked about the coming election during an appearance on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast that aired on Monday, O’Donnell said: "I think November we're gonna be a landslide and take him out, that's what I have to believe." 

“I firmly believe that the heart of the nation is bigger than his mental illness and people will rise to the occasion and vote him out,” she continued. “That’s what I hope.”


During the interview, O’Donnell, who said last year that she believed the president would be arrested before this year’s election, also spoke on her feud with Trump, which dates back to years before he became president. 

O’Donnell said that she had only ever met Trump on two occasions — once when during his wedding to Marla Maples in the early '90s and another time in 2002 when she hosted “Survivor.” 

“I met him once, twice, once at his wedding, because when he was marrying Marla Maples, we had shared a mutual leading man,” she said. “She was in ‘Will Rogers Follies’ and I did ‘Grease.’ And we had the same guy, well, he invited me to be his date.”

“I met him, he shook my hand,” she continued. “And then I met him once at the celebrity, I mean at the ‘Survivor’ finale. I was the host of the ‘Survivor’ finale and he was in talking terms with Mark Burnett to see about doing ‘The Apprentice.’ ”

Talking about Barnett, a TV producer who created “The Apprentice,” O'Donnell said that she blames him “for the vast majority of the problems this nation has, coming to terms with who he is in actuality.”

"I feel Mark Burnett is directly, personally responsible,” she continued. 


O’Donnell, who said she had once been a “big supporter” of Barnett’s work, said “he was very kind and a great guy and I really liked him and then he did this ‘Apprentice.’ ”

“And I kept saying to him, 'What the hell are you doing? What are you putting up this guy as Mr. [Successful]?' " the comedian continued. "[Trump] didn't even have a boardroom before Mark Burnett and it was all plywood to begin with."

“He created this image that is nothing like who he is, that is devoid of all facts about his essence and his character and he let that ride out on 10 years worth at least,” she continued, “and people still believe it. They think of him as that.”

O’Donnell’s comments on Monday are just the latest in a string of back-and-forth jabs she and Trump have traded over the years.

In the past, Trump has referred to the comedian as “pig” and “loser.” In turn, O’Donnell had repeatedly accused the president of being treasonous and taken shots at his mental health.