Jimmy Kimmel’s FULL INTERVIEW with President George W. Bush
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Jimmy Kimmel’s FULL INTERVIEW with President George W. Bush


RESUME-WISE, BUT HE IS ALSO A PAINTER WITH A NEW BOOK OF STORIES AND ART CALLED “PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: A COMMANDER IN CHIEF’S TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S WARRIORS.” PLEASE WELCOME THE 43rd PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, GEORGE W. BUSH! ♪ [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU? THANK YOU FOR COMING. I WAS JUST TOLD, I WAS TOLD MOMENTS AGO THAT YOU REQUESTED A LITTLE MEETING WITH JERMAIGUILL BEFORE THE SHOW.>>DONDE ESTA GUILLERMO.>>Jimmy: HE’S OVER THERE. AND YOU SPOKE IN SPANISH BEFORE THE SHOW. HOW WAS HIS SPANISH, GUILLERMO?>>PERFECTO. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WHEN YOUR VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, WHEN HE SHOT THAT GUY IN THE FACE, HOW DID HE TELL YOU? DID HE COME IN AND CLOSE THE DOOR? HOW DID THAT GO DOWN?>>WHAT REALLY IRRITATED ME ABOUT THAT, HE SHOT THE ONLY TRIAL LAWYER FOR ME IN TEXAS.>>Jimmy: THAT’S RIGHT. THE GUY WAS A LAWYER.>>IT WAS AN UNUSUAL PERIOD.>>Jimmy: I WOULD IMAGINE SO. DID IT EVER SEEM FUNNY AT ALL TO YOU?>>WELL, EVERY TIME CHENEY WOULD COME IN, A LOT OF PEOPLE YELLED “DUCK”!>>Jimmy: SO YOU GUYS HAD FUN WITH IT?>>I DID.>>Jimmy: OR IN THIS CASE, QUAIL.>>IT NNOT BAD.>>Jimmy: AND YOU LIVED IN L.A. WHEN YOU WERE A LITTLE KID FOR A TIME.>>YEAH, I DID.>>Jimmy: AND THERE’S A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU. YOU LIVED IN COMPTON, IN THE HEART OF L.A. FOR REAL, THAT’S NOT A JOKE. WHEN WAS THIS?>>I WAS 3.>>Jimmy: 3 YEARS OLD.>>YEAH, MY DAD WAS SELLING OIL FIELD SUPPLIES. WE ALSO LIVED IN BAKERSFIELD.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE THE GUN POINTED. I CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL THAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THE INSPIRATION FOR OTHER COMPTON RESIDENTS. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ] I FEEL LIKE MAYBE YOU MIGHT BE THE W. FROM NWA. HOW ARE YOUR PARENTS DOING, BY THE WAY?>>THANK YOU FOR ASKING. THEY’RE DOING GREAT.>>Jimmy: I BET PEOPLE ARE ASKING THAT ALL THE TIME.>>YEAH. YOU KNOW, WHEN HE CAME OUT TO FLIP THE COIN AT THE SUPER BOWL, IT WAS A VERY JOYFUL MOMENT.>>Jimmy: I WOULD IMAGINE SO. I THINK IT WAS FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY REALLY TO SEE HIM DOING THAT.>>YEAH, HE’S A GREAT GUY.>>Jimmy: I CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL MAYBE HE WAS FAKING IT A LITTLE BIT JUST SO HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO THE INAUGURATION. YES? [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ] HE’S NO DUMMY.>>HE’S A FUNNY MAN.>>Jimmy: THAT WASN’T A JOKE. [ LAUGHTER ] DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME YOU WERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE?>>I DO. YOU’RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS. 1969, I HAD A DATE WITH TRISHA NIXON.>>Jimmy: WITH PRESIDENT NIXON’S DAUGHTER?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?>>IT WAS AN ARRANGED DATE.>>Jimmy: BY WHOM?>>MY DAD.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY? WOW.>>YEAH, IT WAS INTERESTING.>>Jimmy: SO DO YOU PULL UP TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND SAY — >>IN A PURPLE GREMLIN. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WHERE DID YOU TAKE HER?>>I TOOK HER TO A DINNER WITH — MY DAD HAD A DINNER FOR FRANK BORMAN, WHO WAS AN ASTRONAUT FRIEND OF HIS FROM HOUSTON. SO I TOOK HER TO THE DINNER.>>Jimmy: SO IT WAS A GROUP DINNER?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: YOU GO ON A DATE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER. AND YOU WOULD KNOW THIS FROM YOUR OWN DAUGHTERS. DOES THE SECRET SERVICE COME?>>YES, THEY DO.>>Jimmy: THAT’S THE GREATEST THING ABOUT BEING PRESIDENT.>>UNLESS YOU’RE DATING THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER.>>Jimmy: THEN IT’S NOT SO GOOD. AND I ASSUME IT DIDN’T WORK OUT WITH TRISHIA, OR WE WOULD KNOW. THAT’S AN UNBELIEVABLE STORY.>>GLAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.>>Jimmy: ALEC BALDWIN WAS HERE LAST NIGHT. HE PLAYS DONALD TRUMP ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.” HAVE YOU SEEN HIM DO THAT?>>NO.>>Jimmy: I HAPPENED TO CHAT WITH WILL FERRELL ON THE PHONE TODAY. HE DID YOU, VERY FAMOUSLY ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.”>>WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING TERRIBLE?>>I HAD DINNER WITH LORNE MICHAELS AND HE CAME UP WITH STRATEGERIE. AND I SAID, WAIT A MINUTE, I SAID STRATEGERIE. AND HE SAID, NO, YOU DIDN’T SAY STRATEGERIE. I SAID, I DAMN SURE DID. I SAID, LET ME ASK YOU THIS, DID HE COME UP WITH MISUNDERESTIMATE? [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WHO DOES THE BEST IMITATION OF YOU?>>A GUY WHO’S NOW DEAD.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY?>>YEAH, SADLY. STEVE BRIDGES.>>Jimmy: DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIS DEATH?>>I HOPE NOT. A GUY NAMED BRIBDGES. HE WAS VERY, VERY FUNNY. GOOGLE IT.>>Jimmy: I WILL.>>SO I DID A WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER, AND BRIDGES AND I CAME OUT TOGETHER, AND I WOULD SAY SOMETHING AND THEN BRIDGES WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, KINDA, THIS IS WHAT HE REALLY MEANT. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.>>Jimmy: DID YOU ENJOY DOING THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNERS?>>YEAH. I WORKED WITH A GUY LANDON PARMAN, HE WAS A VERY FUNNY GUY. I LOVE HUMOR, AND THE BEST HUMOR IS WHEN YOU MAKE FUN OF YOURSELF.>>Jimmy: TELL THAT TO THE PRESIDENT. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ] HE DOESN’T THINK SO. WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DID YOU WATCH TELEVISION? WAS THAT PART OF YOUR DAY?>>I ONLY WATCHED THIS GUY, KIMMEL. UH, NO.>>Jimmy: YOU NEVER DID, REALLY?>>NEVER REALLY DID.>>Jimmy: IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU ENJOY, TELEVISION IN GENERAL?>>NOT REALLY.>>Jimmy: OR YOU WERE JUST TOO BUSY TO DO IT?>>BOTH.>>Jimmy: YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BE WATCHING TELEVISION WHEN YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT.>>YOU GOT A LOT TO DO. YOU’RE BUSY.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE MUCH FREE TIME AT ALL WHEN YOU’RE PRESIDENT?>>IF YOU MAKE IT. IT DEPENDS. I EXERCISED EVERY DAY. SO I TELL THE SCHEDULERS, I WANT AN HOUR EVERY DAY. BUT YOU HAVE TO SET PRIORITIES AND LIVE BY THEM. BUT NOT MUCH FREE TIME 37. >>Jimmy: FUNNY, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING I CUT OUT. NOT EXERCISING FOR AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS.>>Jimmy: DO YOU PAY ATTENTION TO POP CULTURE?>>NO.>>Jimmy: SO YOU DON’T KNOW THAT BEYONCE IS PREGNANT?>>NO.>>Jimmy: DO YOU KNOW WHO BEYONCE’S HUSBAND IS?>>NO.>>Jimmy: DO YOU KNOW WHO BEYONCE IS?>>YES.>>Jimmy: SHE’S FROM — >>SHE’S FROM TEXAS.>>Jimmy: DO YOU KNOW WHO WON THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE?>>PASS THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: DID YOU SEE THAT MOMENT WITH WARREN BEATTY?>>I WATCHED THE REPLAY. I’M GOING TO PANDER. I THOUGHT YOUR OPENING WAS DAMN GOOD.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I APPRECIATE IT. OH, YOU WATCHED THAT.>>NO, NO, I WATCHED THE OPENING.>>Jimmy: OKAY, I GOTCHA. AND I SAW A REPLAY OF THE FAU– >>AND I SAW A REPLAY OF THE FAUX PAS.>>Jimmy: WHEN YOU SEE THAT, YOU’RE OPENING THE DOOR, THERE WAS MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, THAT WAS A BIG ONE. DO YOU TAKE PLEASURE, OR DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR — >>I FELT SORRY FOR HIM. I KINDA FELT SORRY FOR YOU. YOU LOOKED A LITTLE LOST UP THERE.>>Jimmy: I GET THAT A LOT.>>PRICEWATERHOUSE DID IT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: THIS IS THE BOOK WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>Jimmy: WE ARE BACK WITH PRESIDENT BUSH. THIS IS HIS BOOK, IT’S CALLED “PORTRAITS OF COURAGE,” AND WE’LL GO THROUGH THIS AND TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE VETERANS THAT YOU PAINTED AND WROTE ABOUT. THIS IS A QUESTION FIRST THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT TO ME AND TO THE COUNTRY. WHEN YOU WERE IN OFFICE, I DON’T KNOW WHEN THIS HAPPENED OR IF IT HAPPENED, DID YOU GO THROUGH THE SECRET FILES, THE UFO DOCUMENTS? BECAUSE — >>MAYBE.>>Jimmy: IF I WAS PRESIDENT, THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING I DID.>>MY DAUGHTERS ASKED THE SAME QUESTION.>>Jimmy: THEY DID?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTERS WHAT WAS IN THOSE FILES?>>NO.>>Jimmy: NOW THAT YOU’RE OUT OF OFFICE, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT, RIGHT?>>TRUE. BUT I’M NOT TELLING YOU.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU NOT TELLING ME THAT YOU LOOKED AT THEM?>>I’M NOT TELLING YOU NOTHING. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: ARE THERE REALLY GREAT SECRETS THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN’T SHARE WITH PEOPLE?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: THERE ARE? AND YOU NEVER WRITE ABOUT THEM?>>NO.>>Jimmy: MAYBE AT A TIME IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’RE 90, I’M GOING TO DO IT?>>NO.>>Jimmy: NOTHING? WHAT IF YOU WERE TO GET A LITTLE LOOPY AND — >>START DRINKING AGAIN?>>Jimmy: YEAH. GUILLERMO, GET SOME TEQUILA! [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WERE YOU JEALOUS OF THE SIZE OF THE CROWDS AT TRUMP’S INAUGURATION? [ LAUGHTER ]>>I WAS — I WAS THERE.>>Jimmy: I KNOW YOU WERE.>>I WAS THE GUY TRYING TO PUT THE — >>Jimmy: THE PONCHO ON. WE NOTICED THAT, ACTUALLY. WHEN YOU’RE PRESIDENT AND YOU HAVE A PONCHO HANDLER. WHEN YOU’RE OUT OF OFFICE, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN. I WAS LOOKING AT DICK CHENEY WHILE THAT WAS HAPPENING, HE SEEMED TO BE ENJOYING THAT PONCHO MOMENT.>>HELPING ME WITH THE PONCHO?>>Jimmy: WELL, HE WASN’T SO MUCH HELPING YOU, SO MUCH AS GLARING AT YOU. JEB BUSH IS A GUY THAT I’M FRIENDLY WITH. I HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH JEB.>>SO DO I.>>Jimmy: WE E-MAIL FROM TIME TO TIME. HE WAS VERY KIND TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING I DID FOR THE EMMYS LAST YEAR. I WONDER, BECAUSE I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT, WITH MY LITTLE BROTHER, LIKE IF I GUY WAS SAYING THINGS ABOUT MY LITTLE BROTHER, I’D WANT TO KILL HIM. WANT TO BEAT HIM UP. DID YOU EVER GET ANGRY AND HAVE THAT KIND OF REACTION?>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT JEB? [ LAUGHTER ]>>I HAD BEEN IN A NUMBER OF CAMPAIGNS AND, PRETTY WELL USED TO THAT STUFF.>>Jimmy: IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY?>>YEAH, IT DOES.>>Jimmy: THAT’S A MATURE WAY OF LOOKING AT IT. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NEWS ON A DAILY BASIS?>>”WALL STREET JOURNAL.”>>Jimmy: YOU READ THAT EVERY DAY?>>YEAH. DALLAS MORNING NEWS AS WELL. WHERE DO YOU THINK ROMO WILL GO, BY THE WAY?>>HE’S A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE, BY THE WAY.>>Jimmy: HE’S A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE TOO. [ LAUGHTER ] I DON’T KNOW WHERE HE’S GOING. REAL COLD IN DENVER, BUT YOU’LL GET USED TO IT.>>HE’S A WONDERFUL GUY AND HE’S HANDLED THIS EXTREMELY WELL WITH DAK PRESCOTT.>>Jimmy: I THINK HE’S HANDLED IT VERY WELL.>>YES.>>Jimmy: HE’S A GOOD GUY. BUT THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THAT STUFF. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PAINTINGS. WHEN DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?>>GETTING A LITTLE BORED.>>Jimmy: ALL THE BRUSH HAD BEEN CLEARED ON THE PROPERTY?>>BRUSH CLEARED. YOU GO A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR. NEXT DAY YOU WAKE UP AND, NOTHING. GO GET THE COFFEE YOURSELF, BUDDY. [ LAUGHTER ] AND SO I WROTE THESE BOOKS, WHICH SURPRISED A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>Jimmy: YEAH, RIGHT.>>ESPECIALLY ON THE COASTS.>>Jimmy: YOU WROTE LIKE FIVE BOOKS.>>THEY DIDN’T THINK I COULD READ MUCH LESS WRITE. ANYWAY, I WROTE AN ESSAY ABOUT WINSTON CHURCHILL PAINTING AS A PASTIME. AND I SAID, IF THIS GUY CAN PAINT, SO CAN I.>>Jimmy: DID YOU AS A KID?>>NO. NEVER INTERESTED IN IT.>>Jimmy: WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?>>I BROUGHT BUSHES AND PAINT AND HIRED AN STRUCTOR.>>Jimmy: DID YOU HAVE SOMEONE GET THE SUPPLIES FOR YOU?>>I DID.>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE SUPPLIES STORE?>>I HAVE.>>Jimmy: ISN’T IT FUN?>>YEAH, I ENJOY GOING.>>Jimmy: AND HOW DO YOU FIND AN ART INSTRUCTOR? IS IT A CRAIG’S LIST KIND OF DEAL? [ LAUGHTER ]>>FORTUNATELY GOT SOME ARTIST FRIENDS IN DALLAS, AND A WOMAN NAMED PAM SUGGESTED GAYLE, AND SHE CAME OVER AND WE GOT STARTED AND A PAINTED A CUBE.>>Jimmy: IS SHE HONEST WITH YOU, IF THERE’S SOMETHING SHE THINKS IS NOT GOOD?>>WELL, SHE STARTED OFF WITH HER BODY LANGUAGE, MAKING IT PRETTY OBVIOUS SHE DIDN’T VOTE FOR ME. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: I WOULD IMAGINE YOU TURNED HER AROUND.>>I’M SURE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND, THE ART COMMUNITY WAS NOT EXACTLY MY BASE OF SUPPORT.>>Jimmy: YEAH, NO RALLIES IN GALLERIES. YOU STARTED OUT PAINTING PRIMARILY DOGS.>>YEAH, BECAUSE I CALLED MOTHER AND SAID, I’M A PAINTER. SHE SAID, YOU CAN’T PAINT. AND I SAID, I DAMN SURE CAN. SHE SAID, PAINT MY DOG. SO I WAS A PET PORTRAIT PAINTER.>>Jimmy: THEN YOU HAVE DOGS DOWN, GRADUATE TO HUMANS?>>EXACTLY.>>Jimmy: HUMANS ARE HARDER THAN DOGS?>>DOGS DON’T REALLY TALK BACK TO YOU.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE SIT FOR YOU?>>NO, I GO WITH PHOTOS.>>Jimmy: DO YOU EVER PAINT NUDES?>>NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THIS IS TECHNICALLY A NUDE. THIS IS A SELF-PORTRAIT, YOU IN THE SHOWER. NOW, HOW DO YOU CAPTURE THAT? DID LAURA TAKE A PICTURE? WE WELL. >>WELL, I KINDA USED MY IMAGINATION. YOU CAN SEE, I MADE MY MUSCLES A LITTLE BIGGER.>>Jimmy: WHY NOT. YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE CRAPPY SHAVING MIRRORS.>>I DO.>>Jimmy: SEEMED LIKE YOU’D AT LEAST HAVE THE ELECTRIC ONE. I DON’T KNOW, YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. AND THIS IS A CLASSIC, SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE FOR MY HOME. YOU PAINTED YOURSELF IN THE BATH. WERE YOU IN THE BATH WHILE PAINTING THIS?>>NO, I WAS IN THE BATH WHILE PHOTOGRAPHING THIS.>>Jimmy: I SEE.>>AND AS YOU NOTICE, I LEANED WAY BACK.>>Jimmy: AND DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE WITH YOUR PHONE?>>YES, I DID.>>Jimmy: OH, THAT’S VERY DANGEROUS. THAT’S ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS ANY PRESIDENT’S — >>YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY I DID THAT? I WANTED TO FIGURE OUT PERSPECTIVE, AND PAINT WATER HITTING WATER. PLUS I WAS TESTING THE HUMOR OF MY INSTRUCTOR.>>Jimmy: GAYLE WAS IMPRESSED BY THAT? SO THESE PAINTINGS ARE OF VETERANS, A COUPLE OF WHOM ARE HERE IN OUR AUDIENCE TONIGHT.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: A COUPLE OF GENTLEMEN. INTRODUCE THESE FELLAS THAT ARE HERE. HEY, GUYS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT PAGE.>>I DO. HERE’S BRIAN.>>Jimmy: LET ME SHOW THAT TO EVERYBODY. SO BRIAN’S RIGHT THERE IN THE AUDIENCE. BRIAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR LIKENESS?>>THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE HONOR. LOOKS GREAT.>>Jimmy: IT DOES LOOK GOOD.>>SO THE QUESTION, DOES BRILLIANT’S MOTHER LIKE IT?>>Jimmy: AND DOES BRIAN’S MOTHER LIKE IT?>>SHE’S HERE.>>Jimmy: OH, DO YOU LIKE IT? THAT’S YOUR BABY.>>SO THE ANSWER IS, YES, I DO, I LOVE IT.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL PAINTING?>>NO. BUT I DO HAVE A BOOK.>>GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MIND.>>Jimmy: WELL, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE FUN IF WE DREW EACH OTHER WHILE YOU’RE HERE.>>THAT’S ALEXANDER.>>Jimmy: HE’S RIGHT THERE NEXT TO BRIAN. ALEXANDER’S — IT WAS AN UNSHAVEN PERIOD FOR ALEXANDER. ALEXANDER, WHAT DO YOU THINK? TURN YOUR HEAD A LITTLE, ALEXANDER.>>YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING? HE’S GOING TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER HERE IN L.A.>>Jimmy: IS THAT RIGHT?>>TRYING TO.>>Jimmy: OH, GOOD, I’LL BURN SOMETHING AND YOU CAN COME OVER. [ LAUGHTER ] I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN IF WE DO AN ART DEMONSTRATION ON THE SHOW, BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING MORE INTERESTING ON TELEVISION THAN WATCHING PEOPLE DRAW. WHEN WE COME BACK — IN FACT, LET’S GRAB THEM NOW AND WE’LL GET STARTED AND MAYBE WE’LL DRAW EACH OTHER. OKAY? VERY GOOD. PRESIDENT BUSH IS HERE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. ♪ ♪ [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: ALL RIGHT, WE’RE BACK WITH THE PRESIDENT. SO, UM, YOU WANT TO SHOW YOURS FIRST? OR SHOULD I? [ LAUGHTER ] THAT SOUNDED DIRTY, BUT IT REALLY WASN’T. OKAY, LET’S JUST HOLD IT UP RIGHT THERE.>>Jimmy: YEP, THAT’S ME, ALL RIGHT. [ APPLAUSE ] IF YOU’VE SEEN THIS MAN, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE. OKAY, SO I DREW YOU AND THEN IN THE BACKGROUND THERE, I HAD GUILLERMO, SO I COULDN’T HELP IT.>>THAT’S GOOD. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. I THINK WE SHOULD GIVE THESE TO THE SOLDIERS. YOU GUYS WANT THESE? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] DO YOU MIND IF I GIVE MINE — I’M GOING TO PUT MY SIGNATURE ON YOURS RIGHT THERE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE, MR. PRESIDENT.>>CAN I SAY ONE THING?>>Jimmy: SAY WHATEVER YOU LIKE.>>ANYBODY WHO BUYS THIS BOOK, THE PROCEEDS GO TO THIS PROGRAM TO HELP OUR VETS. ALL OF IT.>>Jimmy: EXCELLENT. THAT’S THE BOOK RIGHT THERE. “PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: A COMMANDER IN CHIEF’S TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S WARRIORS” IS AVAILABLE NOW. ARTWORK AND STORIES BY PRESIDENT

100 Comments

  • Tom Bowie

    I never thought this guy was too bright but compared to the abortion in the WH now he is classy af. At least W was mostly honest and respected his opponents.

  • WickedLiquid

    2003: Bush is the worst president ever and nobody will ever be as terrible as him.

    2016: America votes in an egotistical maniac.

    2019: We miss you Bush!!!!

  • Serious Blogger

    President Bush is one of the funniest guys out there – president and otherwise. He could easily be the life of any party. Definitely made a lot of bad political decisions, but seems to be a really down to earth guy that you'd definitely want to take with you if you have a case of beer and you wanna go fishing.

  • Vivek C Nair

    This murderer killed so many innocent Muslim families in Iraq.
    They did nothing wrong, they were innocent families.
    All these cunts are lashing on Donald Trump all the time.
    But at the same time applaud this inhuman being.

  • Largemouth Bassman

    In the US war criminals get invited on talk shows and gets to laugh and joke. Jimmy sure pretends to care so much about activism

  • Stepan Dubov

    Can you imagine that this guy was once the "stupid" one that many laughed at and thought "well cant get any worse then this…"

  • Joseph W

    everyone can hate on him at their own free will, but he was a good president and seeing this whole interview im wondering if people just hate him for unknown possible liberal reasons, this man took care of the country, i live in canada where our PM cares more about transgenders and immigrants/refugees

  • donatas alekna

    This president must be treated as a war criminal!he started the war in Iraq and millions of people died because of him!!stop making stupid people famous!!!

  • dogleg 1957

    I think I'm living in an alternate universe now something happen because last I remember George Bush was A-war Criminal

  • Mason Lee

    Despite any crimes he may have committed he’s a relatively likable guy I could definitely drink coffee with guy and talk about strategery.

  • andre montiel

    Am I the only one watching this an think harold and Kumar movie was spot on how gwb just saying I want to smoke with the president lmfao

  • notmeforsure100

    You stupid ass liberals. He didn't enter war until he got congressional approval. He went in front of the waste of time u.n. and got approval. You stupid ass liberals need to give it a rest . And your hero Hillary Rodham Clinton approved and voted for the invasion of war. You stupid ASSES seem to forget we were attack on 9-11. And you stupid ASSES will be the reason Trump gets re elected .

  • In The Beginning Was The Word

    17:05 Poor Alexander still looks shellshocked, his eyes have so much sadness in them. Must be a terrible thing to go through war, you put on a smile but those eyes are dead.

  • Pamela OConnell

    It is amazing how nice they can be to Republican who may not like Trump…the liberals hated Bush and McCain now they're great guys..any Republican in office is constantly degraded by the liberals…anyone who spoke against Obama was branded a racist

  • Charles McGrath

    I love that Dubya speaks to kimmel like he’s a peer comedian – β€œhey he’s a funny guy!”

  • Kurt Sontag

    I remember people complaining about this guy as president… look what we are dealing with in 2019. In retrospect Bush probably does not seem too bad to those people anymore.

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  • minx liberal

    As a person he seems very nice as a president he needs to be tried for war crimes against his own citizens.

  • Chris Messenger

    I gotta give Bush credit, the guy speaks fluent Spanish. Trump can't even navigate English. This is how far the republicans have fallen. From Bush to Trump. To EFFING TRUMP!!!!. I can't wait till 2020. Reality is going to crash down on republicans so hard they'll never recover. Even if they CHEAT, which they will try. They simply don't have the numbers to get away with it this time. Our hackers are light years better than theirs.

  • Derek S

    An actual war criminal on Kimmel? Disturbing. Why is it that in this country you can do horrendous, vile, corrupt things in office, have no civil or legal consequences, and then leave office and all of a sudden everyone treats you like a respectable elder statesman?

  • lambdachi1826

    Two people whose politics I dont like but absolutely admire as human beings: George W. Bush and Michelle Obama. Odd….I know. But I really love both of their humor and charisma!

  • JT Voigt

    What’s funny is that bush was one of the worst presidents in us history, and kΓΌmmel just wants him on the show to destroy trump. And so it’s all nice and blah blah blah… and so obvious. Bush was not effective as president, Obama was more effective – and that’s not saying much.

  • bineozy

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  • Stuti Choudhary

    10:59 I hate it how Jimmy instigates other people and when Bush said that, "no I didn't feel that way" he was like, "you don't care about your brother?" how mean is that!

  • mandingo9999998

    I always thought he was a decent man, and doing the best he could under the circumstances… but invading Iraq in 2003 was the most tragic blunder America ever made in my lifetime (up until then.) 4,000+ dead serviceman, hundreds of thousands of civilians killed. All to topple a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. It destabilized the region and handed it to Iran. His father, who actually was an experienced statesman knew regime change would be a decades long nightmare – why Dubya pulled the trigger is a mystery. Would think his dad hadn't changed his opinion.

  • Ry Wilson

    never liked him much in office..which is how it goes usually…but i've found him to be very open and articulate (i know right) now that he's a civilian. glad to see he has survived his term with some dignity and respect.

  • Yooper Author

    It's funny how quick Kimmel (and others) warmed up to Bush once they discovered that he and his family aren't big supporters of Trump. The guy went from public enemy #1 of liberals to an instant celebrity, seemingly overnight.

  • Karl Strauss

    The media hated his guts when he was President but now Trump is President and now they pretend like they always loved him and acted as if nothing happened.

  • John O’Rourke

    The way kimmel goes on about politics he has the worst of the worst on his show and makes him look good what a joke ,, guy should be up for war crimes

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