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: Putin more likely to take tough question than Trump Michael Keaton urges Biden not to debate Trump again: 'You won. Walk away' Joe Scarborough urges Biden: 'Do not do anymore debates' MORE on Tuesday compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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.