Even Bush liked his im­per­son­ation

Khaleej Times - City Times - - COVER -

Did you ever get a re­ac­tion from Ge­orge W. Bush to your spot-on im­pres­sion of him?

I hap­pened to call Jimmy Kim­mel on the day when [ex-Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush] was pro­mot­ing his book. And Jimmy said: “It’s so funny you’re call­ing. I’m hav­ing W. on, and I’m go­ing to ask him about how he felt about your im­per­son­ation.”

How did he re­spond?

He said: “I loved it. That’s part of the gig. You’re go­ing to get made fun of. That’s free­dom of speech.” And at that mo­ment he re­ally looked like the adult in the room, com­pared to the cur­rent guy [in of­fice]. I get the nar­cis­sism, be­cause I feel like ev­ery pres­i­dent has an el­e­ment of that, whether they hide it or not. But the thin-skin part? That’s amaz­ing. You’re kind of like: “Re­ally? Can’t you just go with it?”

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