It might difficult to remember what politics was like this presidential election. Will Ferrell offered a reminder on Tuesday night when he resurrected his iconic George W. Bush impression for a spot on @midnight. It didn’t take long before Ferrell’s Bush offered host Chris Hardwick his thoughts on the Donald Trump-Billy Bush tape.
“I’d like to say something about my cousin Billy Bush,” Ferrell as Bush said. “He’s been in the news a lot lately, him and that disgraced pumpkin Donald Trump, talking on that bus. I just want to say one thing: We Bushes don’t act like that. We have standards, and we’re raised a certain way. We would never, under any circumstances, ride a bus.”
He also talked about how his own administration is being overshadowed by the Trump media circus, to the point that many people are forgetting some of his own controversies (which perhaps explains why Ferrell’s Bush hasn’t been on Saturday Night Live).
“Even I forgot how I invaded Iraq over [weapons of mass destruction] that weren’t there,” Ferrell-Bush said. “I destabilized an entire region, Chris, but no one seems to care anymore. Thanks to the bozo Trump, folks have forgotten about how I tanked the economy, or I didn’t get Bin Laden. Heck, you know, Kanye West even said I hated hurricanes. All forgotten now.”
Watch the clip below.