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The Wheelhouse: The National Political Zoo

Jul 29, 2015

When Donald Trump talked about Mexicans as “rapists,” one might have thought, “that’s the craziest statement I’ve heard from a political candidate in a long time.” Which he then followed up by questioning John McCain’s war hero status. The outcome? Trump’s only risen in the polls.

So, not to be outdone, Mike Huckabee said the Iran nuclear deal will “march Israelis to the door of the oven.” Huh. Ted Cruz didn’t want to be left behind. He said that if the Iran deal goes through, the Obama administration would be the “leading financier of terrorism in the world.” Remember, he’s a United States Senator.

So, this hour, in our weekly news roundtable, the wheelhouse, we’ll talk some national politics leading up to the first Presidential debate of the season. We’ll also consider two of the biggest stories affecting Americans today - that Iran deal, and the ongoing discussion of race and policing. And, in Hartford - the race for mayor has its own racial overtones.


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of the Colin McEnroe Show, Hartford Courant Columnist
  • Bill Curry - Democratic political analyst, columnist at
  • Khalilah Brown-Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University

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Catie Talarski contributed to this program.