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‘Secretary of Evil’
Dr. Evil made a surprise appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday to talk about — what else? — the Trump administration.
Jimmy Fallon announced that he’d just heard about a White House firing that wasn’t yet reported in the news. Then in came Dr. Evil, the famous “Austin Powers” character played by Mike Myers, Fallon’s guest on that evening’s show.
JIMMY FALLON: I’ve got to say, I had no idea you were part of the Trump administration. What exactly did you do there?
DR. EVIL: Well naturally, I was going to be secretary of evil. But Steve Bannon got that job.
Dr. Evil said he was “more of an ideas guy,” and he was the one who first thought to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border. Then he clarified, in typical Dr. Evil fashion: “I wanted it to be a moat, filled with spiky blowfish.”
He took some backhanded swipes at Trump’s immigration policy, and at Ben Carson, the secretary of housing.
DR. EVIL: All the most evil stuff was me.
FALLON: Even deporting Dreamers?
DR. EVIL: No, Jimmy, even I have my limits. I’m evil, but I’m not a monster.
FALLON: That’s good to know. Did you at least make any friends at the job?
DR. EVIL: Well, I got along swimmingly with Ben Carson.
FALLON: And why is that?
DR. EVIL: We were both evil doctors who didn’t know why we were there.
Dr. Evil ended the segment by declaring his own candidacy for president. He said he’d be running under the campaign slogan “Make the World Evil Again,” and that his running mate would be “the only man who’s more hated right now than Donald Trump”: Mark Zuckerberg.