Mar 3, 2017 - Politics & Policy

George W. Bush pokes fun at himself for SNL mockery

Rather than take aim at President Trump Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel, GWB chose to poke fun at himself instead. When asked whether the impersonations of him during his presidency got under his skin — as Alec Baldwin seems to have done to Trump — Bush said no, and gave Kimmel a little anecdote about Will Ferrell's SNL sketch of him:

"I had dinner with Lorne Michaels, the head of 'Saturday Night Live,' and he said, 'I put a great speechwriter [Ferrell] on you, and he came up with "strategery."' And I said, 'Wait a minute, I said "strategery."' And he said, 'No, you didn't say "strategery."' I said, 'I damn sure said "strategery."' He said, 'We invented it.' I said, 'Well, let me ask you this: Did he come up with 'misunderestimate?'"
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