Will Ferrell Brings Back Bush 43 for SNL Cold Open

“Saturday Night Live” host and former SNL cast member Will Ferrell rekindled his impersonation of former President George W. Bush for this week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open.

Ferrell’s character, from a set in his basement where he said he still pretends to be president, discussed his new all-time high approval rating, thanking President Donald Trump.

“That’s right. ‘Donny Q. Trump’ came in and, suddenly, I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison. At this rate, I might even end up on Mt. Rushmore next to Washington, Lincoln and I want to say Kensington? I don’t know. But the point is that I’m suddenly popular AF,” Ferrell stated.

He continued, “A lot of people are saying, ‘Man, I wish George W. Bush was our president right about now.’ So, I just wanted to address my fellow Americans tonight and remind you guys that I was really bad. Like, historically not good.”

“Bush” went on to compare himself and Trump, noting how the two lost the popular vote.

“We are both the exact same age, even though I was president like 40 years ago,” he said. “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.”

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