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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDemocrats' reconciliation bill breaks Biden's middle class tax pledge We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (D-Calif.) prompted laughter by comparing President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money 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 StephanopoulosYellen confident of minimum global corporate tax passage in Congress Democratic lawmakers, Yellen defend Biden on the economy Facebook VP: Comparisons to Big Tobacco 'extremely misleading' 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."