“I was really bad. Like, historically not good"
Will Ferrell presented last night’s Saturday Night Live, and took the opportunity to address the nation as George W. Bush. Check out the clip below.
Hosting the huge US show for the fourth time, the comedian and Step Brothers actor revived his trademark impression of the former president, while also taking aim at Donald Trump.
“I know what you’re thinking: What the heck is this handsome devil doing back in the Oval Office? Well, the truth is, this is just a set,” Ferrell said, in full Bush attire. “I had it built in my basement in Texas so I could pretend to still be president sometimes.”
He then claimed that he was out of touch with current political news as he is “too busy doing oil paintings”.
“Donny Q. Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison,” Ferrell continued as Bush, though he reminded viewers: “I was really bad. Like, historically not good.”
He added: “Don’t forget: We’re still in two different wars that I started. What has two thumbs and created ISIS? This guy!”
Drawing comparisons between Bush and Trump, Ferrell joked: “We have a lot in common: We’re 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.”
Meanwhile, it has been announced that next week’s SNL (February 3) will be presented by Natalie Portman, along with musical guest Dua Lipa.