Harris prompts laughter by comparing Trump to the 'small dude' behind curtain in 'Wizard of Oz'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSunday shows — Nadler: A jury would convict Trump in 'three minutes flat' Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Booker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race MORE (D-Calif.) prompted laughter by comparing President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades MORE to the "small dude" behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz" during the Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday. 

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"Donald Trump, in office, on trade policy ... he reminds me of that guy in 'The Wizard of Oz,' you know, when you pull back the curtain, it's a really small dude," she said, referring to the title character.

"OK," said ABC News's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosBooker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Judiciary Democrat says House should focus on Ukraine, avoid Mueller report in articles of impeachment Impeachment can't wait MORE while the crowd laughed. "I'm not even going to take the bait, Senator Harris."

"Oh George, it wasn't about you," Harris told the moderator, who stands at 5’ 5" according to Deadline

Harris, who made the joke while discussing how her policy on China would contrast with Trump's, was among the 10 presidential candidates to appear in Thursday night's debate in Houston. 

 

 

Multiple other 2020 contenders also implied that Trump's foreign policies were heavy on bluster and low on substance, calling it "policy by tweet."