Face the State

The Trump Era is Underway


It’s a new period in American history with big changes ahead. What will the Trump era mean for Connecticut?

Sunday on Face the State we were joined by two former state party bosses, Democrat Ed Marcus and Republican Jerry Labriola. Marcus wasted no time in making a dire prediction about President Trump:
“I would predict he will not finish his term. He will be impeached or resign…..he is a congenital liar.”

Labriola said Trump’s success will be based on his ability to enact promises he made on the campaign trail.

We also talked about the 2018 governor’s race, which as expected, both men have vastly different views about it. Labriola says there won’t be a solution to the state’s problems until there is a Republican governor, senate and house. He mentioned Themis Klarides and Len Fasano as possible candidates.

Marcus said Malloy will be hard to beat for a third term, and said Middletown Mayor Dan Drew’s launch of an exploratory campaign is a “problem.” Malloy has not announced his re-election plans yet. “He’s done a great job…would have excellent chance of getting re-elected. (Drew) has a great future ahead of him……he should have waited.”

Watch Labriola and Marcus right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13041450/former-party-chairs-discuss-trumps-presidency



We  also talked education and regionalism with State Representative Gail Lavielle (R) Wilton, and our flashback takes us back to 1963, when Brad Davis interviewed students at Avon High School. Do you recognize anyone here?

Watch Lavielle here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13041457/lawmaker-talks-about-preventing-cuts-to-services

and Avon here:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13041462/the-brad-davis-show

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