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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHouse to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development MORE (D-Calif.) prompted laughter by comparing President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration 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 StephanopoulosKatie Hill: 'Biphobia' led to resignation from Congress While Klobuchar surges, Warren flounders The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders, Buttigieg do battle in New Hampshire 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."