Ferrell's Dubya: 'Suddenly I'm Looking Pretty Sweet'

Former prez returns to 'SNL' to zing 'Donny Q. Trump'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2018 7:33 AM CST

(Newser) – Will Ferrell made a joyful return to Saturday Night Live, trotting out old standby character former President George W. Bush and using him to swipe at the current president, one "Donny Q. Trump." Per Ferrell's Bush in the Cold Open, "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, uh, Kensington? I don't know." Denying he's "a Trump synthesizer," Ferrell says of "Donny" that "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."

But the good old days weren't so good, Ferrell says, saying "I just wanted to remind you guys that 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!" Catch the full clip, which includes Leslie Jones as Condoleezza Rice, in the gallery. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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