The 2016 presidential race has proved to be fertile territory for comedians.
Writers for late-night TV or sketch comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live have an embarrassment of riches to work with, when it comes to comedic fodder. The material almost writes itself.
Alec Baldwin’s hilarious take on Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has lit the airwaves over the past few weeks. And you know it was good because Trump — known for his ability to take a joke in stride (not!) — couldn’t help himself from tweeting about it.
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton has been equally funny and the two have made for some sidesplitting sketches parodying the three presidential debates.
But ever since George W. Bush rode into the sunset after his eight years in office as president, we have to admit we miss SNL's iconic and lovable version of "Dubya."
The former president has so far chosen to stay above the fray regarding this year’s presidential election.
Fortunately, he returned yesterday in the form of Will Ferrell, on @Midnight with Chris Hardwick to give his take on the presidential campaign.
"I'd just like to say something about my cousin Billy Bush," Bush/Ferrell said. "He's been in the news a lot lately, him and that disgraced pumpkin Donald Trump, talking on that bus. And I just want to say one thing. We Bushes don't act like that, okay? We have standards. And we're raised a certain way … and we would never, under any circumstances, ride a bus."
In a campaign that’s been one of the most vitriolic in the history of American elections, Ferrell’s Dubya almost makes you miss the affable president himself, despite his disastrous presidency, something to which Ferrell hysterically alluded.
“… I almost forgot how I invaded Iraq over WMDs that weren’t there, I destabilized an entire region, Chris, but no one seems to care anymore,” he said. “Thanks to the bozo, Trump, folks have forgotten how I tanked the economy or how I didn’t get Bin Laden … but it’s all forgotten now.”
Talking about Trump’s troubles with women over the course of the campaign, he said, “Back in Texas, where I’m from, born and raised, we don’t talk about women the way he does. Some might even say it’s illegal.”
It was a classic Dubya performance and the full video can be viewed here.
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