Will Ferrell George W Bush Not the White House Correspondents Dinner

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Will Ferrell reprises role as George W. Bush at ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

He got a standing ovation.


Josh Katzowitz

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Published Apr 30, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 4:04 pm CDT

When Donald Trump announced he wouldn’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee said she would host an alternative event called the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.”

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Though Hasan Minaj made some important points during the traditional dinner, Trump never showed. But at least one president showed at up at Bee’s event. Even if it wasn’t really a president at all.

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Instead, we got Will Ferrell reprising his famous imitation of George W. Bush. And it was good to see him.

The first sentence he uttered pretty much said it all: “How do you like me now?” According to the standing applause Ferrell received when he first walked out, the answer was simple: The crowd like him very much.

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2017, 9:43 am CDT