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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Harris Harris speaks with Netanyahu amid ICC probe Senate votes to take up COVID-19 relief bill Why is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press? MORE (D-Calif.) prompted laughter by comparing President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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 StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' 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."