‘Saturday Night Live’ Impersonations Never Bothered President Bush

Ford Springer | Contributor

George W. Bush was never bothered by comedians impersonating him while he was president of the United States.

President Bush was famously impersonated by Will Ferrell on “Saturday Night Live,” but never thought twice about it and actually found it funny, he told Jimmy Kimmel.

“I love humor, and the best humor is when you make fun of yourself,” Bush said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night. “Well, tell that to the president,” Kimmel responded, “he doesn’t think so.”

Bush said he hasn’t seen Alec Baldwin’s “SNL” impersonation of Donald Trump. The former president did, however, catch Kimmel’s opening monologue for the Academy Awards.

“I saw your opening. I thought it was damn good!” Bush told Kimmel.

The 43rd president also told the late night show host a hilarious story about who came up with his infamous fake word “strategery.”

“You want to hear something terrible,” Bush began. “So I had dinner with Lorne Michaels, the head of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and he said, ‘I put a great speech writer on you and he came up with “strategery.”‘”

“I said, ‘Wait a minute, I said “strategery.”‘”

After a bit of back and forth about who came up with the word, Bush said, “Well, let me ask you this: did you come up with ‘misunderestimate’?”

Ford Springer



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