Saturday 23 June 2018

Will Ferrell reprises George W Bush impression on SNL

He mocked favourable comparisons of Bush and Trump.

Will Ferrell on SNL (NBC)
Will Ferrell on SNL (NBC)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Will Ferrell has reprised his impression of George W Bush to make fun of people favourably comparing the former president to Donald Trump.

The Anchorman star returned to US sketch show Saturday Night Live to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.

He explained: “I had this built in my basement in Texas so I can still pretend to be president sometimes.

He addded: “I don’t know if you’ve seen the news but according to a new poll, my approval rating is at an an all-time high.

“That’s right Donnie Q Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison.”

He added: “The point is, I’m suddenly popular AF.”

He continued: “I want to remind you guys that I was really bad, like historically not good, so I get why you don’t like this current guy, but please don’t look back at my presidency and think this is how we do it.

“Don’t forget we are still in two different wars that I started. What has two thumbs and created Isis? This guy.”

Making fun of Mr Bush’s mispronunciation of words, he added: “I feel for Donnie I really do, I’m not a Trump synethsizer or anything, but we have a lot in common.

“Se are both the exact same age even though I was president like 40 years ago.

“We both won the election despite losing the popular vote, though back in my day we didn’t let Russians rig our elections, we used the Supreme Court like Americans.”

He was later joined by Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones as former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice to sing a spoof of Those Were The Days, reminiscing on times such as when former vice president Dick Cheney shot someone.

They sang: “The housing market went to hell. Nazis kept it to themselves. Bin Laden was alive and well, those were the days.”

Press Association

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