Comedian and actor Will Ferrell brought back his iconic impression of former President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” this week.
Ferrell, who hosted this week, said in the opening skit that he came back to remind Americans that while he looks “pretty sweet in comparison” to President Trump, he was still “really bad.”
“According to a new poll, my approval rating is at an all-time high. That’s right. Donny Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet in comparison,” Ferrell says as Bush. “At this rate, I may show up on Mount Rushmore next to Washington, Lincoln — and I wanna say Kensington?”
“The point is, suddenly I’m popular AF. And a lot of people are saying, ‘Man, I wish George W. Bush was still our president right now,’ so I just wanted to address my fellow Americans tonight and remind them that I was really bad,” he continues. “Like historically not good.”
Ferrell’s Bush said that while he isn’t a “Trump synthesizer” he and Trump have a lot in common, and even praised Trump on the economy.
“At least the stock market is doing well. Have you ever seen a graph of the stock market during my presidency? It’s the only graph that comes with its own slide whistle sound effect,” he continued. “Well I’m no economer but even I know that was no bueno.”
Ferrell frequently performed the impression of Bush during his run as a cast member on “SNL” until he departed the show in 2002.