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Will Ferrell returns to Saturday Night Live as George W. Bush: 'I want to remind you I was really bad

'Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison'

Will Ferrell as George W. Bush goes on Saturday Night Live to talk Donald Trump

Will Ferrell hosted this weekend's Saturday Night Live using the opportunity to reprise his popular impression of George W. Bush.

The actor assumed the role for the episode's cold open from the White House which he joked is actually a replica he built in his Texas basement.

“I know what you’re thinking: what the heck is the handsome devil doing back in the Oval Office?" he said. "The truth is this is just a set. I had it built in my basement in Texas - so I could pretend to still be president sometimes."

Ferrell's Bush then delivered a message to America in which he wasted no time in mentioning Donald Trump.


“According to a new poll, my approval is at an all-time high,” he said, adding: “[I'm] suddenly popular AF"

Nicknaming the current president “Donny Q," Ferrell's character quipped: "Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison. At this rate I might even end up on Mount Rushmore, right next to Washington, Lincoln - and I want to say Kensington.”

Ferrell’s Bush went on to reassure those yearning for a time pre-Trump in his own unique way by saying: “I just wanted to remind you guys I was really bad - like historically not good. "Don’t forget: We’re still in two different wars that I started. What has two thumbs and created Isis? This guy.”

He did draw some comparisons between himself and the current president, however.

“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."

Ferrell was a regular SNL cast member from 1995 to 2002 and has hosted the show a total of three times.

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