Rosie O'Donnell Reveals "Love" for "Superman" Robert Mueller
The longtime Trump nemesis also recalled the moment she learned of his presidential election win.
While appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Rosie O’Donnell couldn’t help but praise special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into potential Russian meddling by Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
“As bad as everyone feels, and they have felt since November 8th, I know for me I’ve been in this severe depression. Although I’d like to say that, after your show, I’m going to get a Bob Mueller tattoo ‘cause I love him!” O’Donnell said, also adding that she would put the tattoo “right over” her heart.
The Trump critic continued to express her affection for Mueller saying, “I’m so in love with Bob Mueller. I want to get posters. I want to meet him. I just think he is it.”
After Meyers mentioned that he sees Mueller as resembling a “severe old man,” O’Donnell quickly interjected, “No, he looks, to me, like Superman. Like Captain America. Like justice has finally arrived back on our shores and we are going to right ourselves again.”
Meyers then mentioned that Mueller should allow O’Donnell to “serve the papers” if Trump were to be indicted. “I have put in that request by tweet and I’m waiting to hear,” O’Donnell joked.
Known to have a “decade-long” feud with Trump, O’Donnell recalled the moment her archenemy won the presidential election.
“First of all, when he announced, I was laughing my ass off. He was on that little escalator down with the fake crowd going like ‘Here’s my wife who loves me,’ and she’s like ‘How do I get out of here?'” O’Donnell joked as she impersonated the first lady.
“I just thought it would never happen,” O’Donnell continued. “I said to my therapist, ‘You know I got this new show SMILF, but I have to go to Boston to start shooting the day after the election. Do you think it’s gonna be OK for me to be there? What if he wins?”
O’Donnell explained that her therapist was adamant about disregarding the thought of a Trump win. “'Rosie, you really have to start working on your negative loop in your brain. He is not going to win. Every smart person knows he is not going to win,'” O’Donnell recalled of her therapist’s words.
After Trump won, O’Donnell couldn’t help but ridicule her therapist.
“That night, I was like, ‘Listen, you wench … I am here and I have no Xanax,'” O’Donnell said, adding, “Mommy’s better since Bob Mueller last Friday. I love you, Bob. Keep doing what you do, Bob.”
Continuing to take a trip down memory lane, O’Donnell said it felt like “déjà vu” to be visiting Late Night's Studio 8G after filming her show in the same studio from 1996 to 2002.
“I loved doing it. It was like a dream job. But I knew going in that I was more of a sprinter than a marathoner, you know?” O’Donnell said. The onetime talk show host also mentioned that her “little baby boy who was just 2 years old” had taken his first steps in the studio.
Although a cherished time, O’Donnell knew it was the right decision to walk away from the show. “I had a great time doing it, but I definitely felt like I was done when I was done and then I needed a very long break.”