Scarborough compares Trump to the 'short, fat little man' behind the curtain in 'The Wizard of Oz'

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough says comparisons of Capitol riot to summer protests irrelevant Scarborough: 'Pence is in fear for his life because of Donald J. Trump' Can the media regain credibility under Biden? MORE on Tuesday compared President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE to the “short, fat little man” behind the curtain in the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”

The frequent Trump critic was discussing whether the president lived up to his 2016 campaign promises to rejuvenate rural American jobs.

Scarborough said people around the country are “voting against their economic self-interest” by supporting Trump.

“The question is will those voters discover that this billionaire, this plutocrat, is nothing more than the short, fat little man behind the curtain in ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ ” Scarborough asked.


“Will they learn that in time for the 2020 campaign or does Donald Trump skate to reelection?” he continued.

The dig comes after a New York Times report found Trump still has support among blue-collar workers despite there being no economic boom in Ohio. 

GM announced last year that it would cease production at five auto assembly and parts plants, laying off up to 15,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada, including its Lordstown, Ohio location.

Trump said at a July 2017 campaign rally in nearby Youngstown that factory jobs are “all coming back” to the state.

“Don’t move, don’t sell your house,” Trump said at the time

Scarborough’s knock at Trump’s appearance also comes after “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil urged Trump’s critics on the left to stop “fat-shaming” him and target his policies and behavior instead.