“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 Stephanopoulos 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.
HARRIS: Donald Trump [on trade]… he reminds me of that guy in the Wizard of Oz, when you pull back the curtain, he’s a really small dude.
STEPHANOPOLOUS: … Ok. pic.twitter.com/PNvrRIYmJL
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) September 13, 2019
Multiple other 2020 contenders also implied that Trump’s foreign policies were heavy on bluster and low on substance, calling it “policy by tweet.”