George W. Bush, the 43rd President, has seen many wonderful SNL impressions that he’s enjoyed, and some more than others. The first person who impersonated Bush was Dana Carvey, who played Garth Algar in Wayne’s World. The most famous impersonator for Bush is Steve Bridges, and his first impersonation was in 2006 when he joined Bush at the White House Correspondents’ Association, where he voiced the Presidents inner thoughts throughout the entire thing.

Bush with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'

On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel had 43rd President George W.

Bush on his show, "The Tonight Show", talking to him about a phone call he had with Will Ferrell, a famous comedian, who did a spot-on impression of the former President. He asked the President if he enjoyed impressions people did of him, to which he said that the best kind of humor is when you can laugh at yourself. Unlike Trump, who decided to break tradition and not go to the April White House Correspondents Dinner, Bush really enjoys when other people make fun of him.

Bush’s favorite impersonator was Steve Bridges, who sadly died in 2012. Bridges went up to the mic with Bush at the 2016 Correspondents Dinner. Bush would say something and Bridges would say what he was actually thinking, said Bush in his interview.

The main focus of any good Bush impression was messing up a few words. He told Kimmel that he was once eating dinner with Lorne Michaels, who is the head of "Saturday Night Live," when Michaels told him that the speechwriter he had come up with strategery, which Bush still believes he came up with. He then proceeded to ask Michaels if they came up with “misunderestimate,” a nice little fumble he had in Arkansas in 2000.


A popular word to describe Bush’s mixed up words and wacky sayings are called “Bushisms.” Some examples are when he said that humans and fish can peacefully coexist. Or when he said that when he talks about war, he’s really talking about peace. Another example is when he said that it's rarely asked if “our children are learning.” Another one is when he asked the Nashua Chamber Of Commerce to imagine themselves as a single mother “working hard to put food on your family.” Bush is a very cool person who can laugh at himself and enjoy SNL impressions of him, unlike Trump, who doesn't seem interested in listening to criticism.