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Late Night Tackles the Trump Administration

Dr. Evil, freshly fired by Trump, dishes to Jimmy Fallon about the Trump White House

"The big story is still President Trump and all the turnover in his administration — it seems like every week, someone new loses their job," Jimmy Fallon said on Wednesday's Tonight Show. "And believe it or not, another person was just fired by Trump moments ago." Luckily, thanks to the fortuitous timing of Fallon's guest being Mike Myers, he was able to land an exclusive interview with the sacked aide, Dr. Evil.

If you were unaware that the Austin Powers villain was in the Trump White House, so was Fallon. "Naturally, I was going to be secretary of evil — but Steve Bannon got that job," Dr. Evil explained. So instead he ended up being more of an "ideas guy." "All the most evil stuff was me," he added, listing the border wall (which was supposed to be a blowfish-filled moat, paid for by Alec Baldwin) and the Space Force. "Even deporting DREAMers?" Fallon asked. "No, Jimmy, even I have my limits," Dr. Evil said. "I'm evil, but I'm not a monster."

For the rest of the interview, Dr. Evil dished on various members of the Trump administration ("Well, I got along swimmingly with Ben Carson: We were both evil doctors that didn't know why we were there"), promoted his new tell-all book Fire and Fury and Also Evil (And More Fire and Also Magma Too), and announced his own run for president, complete with a catchy slogan and a running mate, "the only man who's more hated right now than Donald Trump." Watch below. Peter Weber