Even Bush liked his impersonation
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?”