FILE: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the audience on day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. George H.W. Bush, the U.S. president who fashioned a restrained response to the Soviet Union???s collapse and assembled the multinational coalition that liberated Kuwait from an Iraqi invasion, hoping that would be a model for ???a new world order,??? has died. He was 94. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

In the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live,” Colin Jost andMichael Che paid tribute to President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends,” Che said.Jost added, “President Bush was famously a very warm and gracious man who understood the power in being able to laugh at yourself.”

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Throughout Bush’s presidency, Dana Carvey portrayed him on “SNL,” satirizing the cadence of his speech and his hand gestures.On Saturday night, the show played a compilation of Carvey’s impressions, along with a rebuttal from Bush.

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