Will Ferrell returns to 'SNL' as George W. Bush to talk Trump, GOP candidates

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Will Ferrell Meets George W. Bush

Will Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live as George W. Bush to make a big announcement.

To kickoff the Chris Hemsworth-hosted episode Dec. 12, the SNL alum reprised his portrayal as the former president to let everyone know that he plans to run for a third term and enter the crowded 2016 presidential race.

"The field of Republicans out there is so messed up, I figured, makes you miss me, doesn't it? And that's saying a lot," says Ferrell as Bush.

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Insisting that he already selected his campaign song, ("Ready or Not" by The Fugees), he goes on to give his opinion on several of the Republican frontrunners.

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He says he can barely hear Ben Carson when he talks. "I got news for him, running the country is not brain surgery -- trust me, I know," he says. In many ways, he says, Carly Fiorina reminds him of himself. Then he pairs Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio together, saying they sound like they could be a Miami law firm.

But most of the mocking is reserved for Donald Trump and "brother" Jeb Bush.

"And then you got this knucklehead, with the hair and the 100-foot wall," he says while breaking into hysterics over a photo of Trump with his mouth open. He then dismisses Trump's proposal for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.: "Yeah, great idea. That's impossible to implement and not what this country is about."

When it comes to "poor Jeb," he concludes, "You gotta admit, it's a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one."

Watch the clip below:

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