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Will Ferrell as George W. Tries to Debunk Cousin Billy Bush’s Trump Video: ‘We Would Never … Ride a Bus’

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Cousin Dubya to the rescue.

Will Ferrell made his return as former President George W. Bush on Comedy Central’s @Midnight on Tuesday, where he tried to debunk his cousin Billy Bush’s involvement in the infamous 2005 bus conversation with GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“I’d just like to say something about my cousin Billy Bush,” Ferrell said as the former president. “He’s been in the news a lot lately, him and that disgraced pumpkin Donald Trump, talking on that bus. And I just want to say one thing.”

“We Bushes don’t act like that, okay? We have standards, and we’re raised a certain way,” he continued. “We would never, under any circumstances, ride a bus. When you’re a Bush, you ride in a limousine or a jump jet, or maybe a monster truck called Sasquatch Express. But never a bus.”

But “Bush” did have some positive things to say about Trump.

“This dunderhead is making me look great,” he said. “I invaded Iraq over WMDs that weren’t there. I destabilized an entire region, but no one seems to care anymore. Thanks to the bozo Trump here, folks have forgotten about how I tanked the economy or how I didn’t get bin Laden. Heck, even Kanye West said I hated hurricanes.”

“Bush” also took aim at Trump’s rigged election claims, saying, “The only thing that’s rigged is that stuffed Chupacabra on top of his head. I don’t know how he keeps it on there but I sure hope Hillary knocks it off.

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If Trump does win the election, however, the Bushes will be ready.

“If Trump takes this thing, Laura and I have a very comfortable underground bunker we can move to,” Ferrell-as-Bush said. “I’m gonna be down there with Princess Kate and Nolan Ryan while society gets overrun with wild dogs and racists. My advice is, ‘Don’t let that happen, America.’ Don’t let that sack of rotten sweet potatoes anywhere near the White House.”

@Midnight host Chris Hardwick tried but failed to get an endorsement out of the fake Bush, who, like the real Bush, has declined to reveal which candidate will get his vote, even as it appears his father will cast his ballot for Clinton. Ferrell himself is a Clinton supporter, who campaigned for the Democratic nominee in Nevada during the primaries.