Commentator Rachel Maddow was greeted by a huge crowd at Smith College on Monday (23 January) as she discussed the US election results just weeks after she revealed the first question she would ask Donald Trump if he was a guest on her show is: "Would you send me to a camp?"

Speaking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in an interview earlier in January, Maddow was responding to a question from Cohen on the first thing she would ask the US president if he was booked on her show.

"Are you going to send me or anybody that I know to a camp?" the MSNBC host quipped in response, first looking amused at the thought of Trump appearing on her show.

Some members of the audience gasped, while others whooped Maddow's comment, and host Cohen moved the subject swiftly on from Trump.

During Maddow's college appearance, she spoke about what to expect during Trump's presidency, and told people to imagine what they wanted the country to be, WWLP reported.

"Figure out what your role is going to be, figure out what your good at, figure out what you can do given the scenario you foresee for your country. Its time to start imagining this stuff," she said during her speech.

Her January appearance with Cohen was not the first time Maddow had compared the US president to Adolf Hitler, and has long been an outspoken opponent of the Republican, The Hill reported.

Prior to Trump's election victory, Maddow had said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine she had been reading up on Nazi Germany because it referenced a "dark place" in history.

"Over the past year I've been reading a lot about what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor," she said in the July 2016 article. "I am gravitating toward moments in history for subliminal reference in terms of cultures that have unexpectedly veered into dark places, because I think that's possibly where we are," she added.