Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush is not a Donald Trump “synthesizer” but he can relate to him. They both lost the popular vote. They are both considered poor Presidents, and plenty of people love to protest them. The only difference: People actually liked Bush. Now GW is back to reflect on his time in office and remind people that despite his highest-ever approval rating: he’s really, really bad.
The sketch has Ferrell back on SNL as Bush in the 43rd President’s basement that’s dressed as the Oval Office. He likes to pretend he’s president still, it’s relaxing to him. That’s when he dives into the polls.
“According to a new poll, my approval rating is at an all-time high. At this rate, I may show up on Mount Rushmore next to Washington, Lincoln, and I dunno… Kensington?”
As he says, right now he’s popular as “AF.” But he’s here to take the time out to remind you that he’s “really bad.” Hell, he’s “historically not good.”
“Don’t forget we’re still in two different wars that I started,” he says. “Who has two thumbs and created ISIS? This guy.” Then, as expected, the economy is brought up, but Bush is no “economer” so Bush doesn’t dive too deep.