In an odd attack, Kamala Harris made a strange comparison of President Donald Trump to ‘The Man Behind The Curtain’ – the Wizard of Oz himself.
When speaking of a trade war with China, she said that “You know, when you pull back the curtain, it’s a really small dude?”
The trade war with China was a hot button issue at the debate last night, and Harris made it no secret that she didn’t believe Trump had what it takes to successfully negotiate a win for the United States.
The trade war is all about making China’s market fairer for the US, and ending favoritism for domestic companies and intellectual property theft. The center of Trump’s desires in this trade war seems to be having China simply buy more things from the US… but you can’t force the second-largest world economy to do that.
Trump has seen a lot of criticism over the way he has handled the trade war as well. Last month after China announced tariffs, he took to Twitter to “hereby order” American companies to look for an alternative to China.
Experts agree that is not how that works.
Kamala is a 2020 hopeful for the Democratic nomination, but she has lost a lot of steam over the past few weeks. A lawyer and former District Attorney of San Francisco, she readily admitted during this debate that she “could have done more” during her time as DA but is ready to make changes now.
Harris still seems to believe that she a top runner for the nomination, but most of the polls put her between 4th and 5th place, after Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. Perhaps humor is the way Harris plans to win the hearts of Democrats everywhere.
She has also been regularly criticized for flip-flopping on major issues over the years and only changing her tune now that she wishes to be elected to major office.
Harris couldn’t help but chuckle at her own joke, but not everyone found the humor as satisfying as her. Some critics said it was very ‘scripted’ and felt forced, like she knew she wanted to say it and just needed an excuse to squeeze it in.
George Stephanopoulos who was moderating the debate laughed, and said, “I’m not even going to take the bait, Senator Harris.”
“Oh, George!” She laughed. “I wasn’t talking about you!” Stephanopoulos is just 5 feet 5 inches tall.