Will Ferrell swaggered onto the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” stage on Saturday night, a cigarette clutched between two fingers and an impish grin adorning his face.
Stamping the butt out on the lush carpet stretched across the stage, Ferrell’s pitch-perfect George W. Bush clone appealed to the cheering audience: “How do you like me now?”
The 5-minute bit turned out to be the highlight of Samantha Bee’s live Full Frontal special, with Ferrell reviving his beloved Saturday Night Live impression for a good, old-fashioned Trump roasting. The comic laid into 45’s unbecoming behavior and tawdry tastes, presenting them as a counterpoint to Bush Jr.’s own oafishness in and out of office.
Ferrell-as-Bush brought the house down with one wisecrack in particular. He’s finally pinned down a name for the unique hue of Trump’s skin: “Mar-a-Lago.”