Amy Siskind ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Profile picture
Activist, feminist, author. The Weekly List website, podcast https://t.co/tsD5bH0kXa & book. POLITICO 50. Pres @TheNewAgenda. Former Wall St exec. CAA repped.
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3 Jul 20
What does Trump want to be re-elected to do? He doesnโ€™t do anything.
Literally all he does is watch cable TV, tweet crap and golf. And lie a damn lot. That is all in his 3 1/2 years.
Heโ€™s even stopped using โ€œKeep America Greatโ€ - an admission he did not make it great it. He made America a shithole country and a laughing stock of the world.
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18 Jun 20
.@GovAbbott says Texas will enter its Phase III Friday, opening carnivals and amusement parks. Yesterday, the state reported a record 3,511 daily cases.

Pray for your friends in Texas.
Differing approaches from 3 surging states with record cases:

* Texas (GOP gov) - more forward on reopening with Phase 3

* Florida (GOP gov) - will remain open despite 3,207 daily cases

* California (Dem gov) - will mandate face masks when outside
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11 Jun 20
Dr. Amy Acton, the Ohio health director who advised the state to close early and helped Ohioans avoid thousands of deaths, has resigned over the backlash she received, including being harassed at her home.

Way to go once again GOP. #Covidiots
dispatch.com/news/20200611/โ€ฆ
Another woman - Orange County chief health officer Nichole Quick - has also resigned after getting death threats for her work trying to save lives in the pandemic.
latimes.com/california/stoโ€ฆ
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6 Jun 20
Sigh...this is big news: BLS says it is working to fix a "misclassification error" and after fixing it the unemployment rate would have been about 3 points higher than reported, meaning 16.3%, not 13.3% as Trump was gloating about. washingtonpost.com/business/2020/โ€ฆ
โ€œBLS and the Census Bureau are investigating why this misclassification error continues to occur and are taking additional steps to address the issue."
Help me out here Wall Street folks and economists - I can't remember a "miscalculation error" causing an unemployment number to be 3 percentage points off. I don't remember anything like this from my 2 decades on Wall Street. Anyone else?
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24 May 20
The MOST and LEAST effective global leaders in the Covid-19 pandemic.

First, the least effective.
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The MOST and LEAST effective global leaders in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Second, the most effective.
2/2
Adding this separately for the Post. Itโ€™s priceless. A true vision.
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24 May 20
Trump is golfing again today as the death tolls passes 99,000. Tiny hands covered in blood.
It seems we will hit 100,000 American deaths tomorrow, on Memorial Day.

This seems entirely fitting, as does the fact that Trump will recognize the day by golfing, having presided over more American deaths than any war, except 2. And in the span of 3 months.
This version seems more appropriate.
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23 May 20
Why is Trump sending ventilators to Russia, but not helping Americans in the Navajo Nation, who have the highest per capita cases in the country?
abcnews.go.com/US/navajo-natiโ€ฆ
Instead, we have Trump insiders botching million dollar contracts.
propublica.org/article/the-feโ€ฆ
For those who want to help the Navajo Nation, here is a link. They have the highest per capita outbreak right now, and Trump is busy sending our ventilators to Russia.
gofundme.com/f/official-navโ€ฆ
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23 May 20
Russia want to help kill us....literally.
"Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%...

But in a new study, the researchers have found that bots may account for between 45 and 60% of Twitter accounts discussing covid-19."
"The global nature of the pandemic means a larger swath of actors are motivated to capitalize on the crisis as a way to meet their political agendas. Disinformation is also now more coordinated in general, with more firms available for hire to create such influence campaigns."
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23 May 20
Nearly 100,000 Americans are dead, and it appears Trump is going golfing.
So basically Trump has returned to life as usual, ignoring the 100,000 dead Americans in less than 3 months, and surge in some areas, and the 38 million who lost jobs.

He is back to his regimen of crap tweeting, campaign rallies and golf.
Trump could use this day to visit one of Americaโ€™s 100,000 grieving families to offer comfort.

Itโ€™s as if he thinks If he ignores the American bodies piling up, it will help his new cheerful campaign message.

He has no empathy. He has no soul.
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17 May 20
Sunday in America:

90,000 Americans are dead ๐Ÿ’”

1,500,000 Americans have been infected.

36 million Americans have lost their jobs.

There is no plan. Just the next dayโ€™s reality-tv episode and tweeting crap. Tiny hands covered in blood.
This is leadership without empathy. Trump says liberate and those who are dead are a โ€œtiny fraction.โ€ He is a monster!
washingtonpost.com/outlook/nationโ€ฆ
90,000 should be trending.
90,000 Americans are dead.
They are each someoneโ€™s mother, father, son and daughter.

Most died alone and without proper burial.

Soon we will pass the number of deaths in World War I. We canโ€™t let Trump numb and distract us from what is happening.
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16 May 20
Feels like every stereotype of Americans as bloated, loud-mouthed, self-indulgent and lacking basic impulse control has been totally confirmed by our patchwork reopening.
I should specify here: stereotype of white America.
This story is something - even Canada wants to keep their border to us shut for 6 more weeks. Oh, the irony!
latimes.com/business/storyโ€ฆ
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13 May 20
Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright warns:
America faces the โ€œdarkest winter in modern historyโ€ unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus.
He will testify tomorrow before the House.
apnews.com/53759c83e90e8bโ€ฆ
โ€œOur window of opportunity is closing,โ€ Bright says in his prepared testimony. โ€œIf we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities.โ€
โ€œThe undeniable fact is there will be a resurgence of (COVID-19) this fall, greatly compounding the challenges of seasonal influenza and putting an unprecedented strain on our health care system.โ€
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11 May 20
"Reynolds and Pence were in each otherโ€™s company for extended periods during his Iowa trip, practicing social distancing. Neither official, though, wore a mask at the meetings with faith leaders and food industry executives."
thegazette.com/subject/news/gโ€ฆ
But Reynolds is forcing workers back to infected plants, else saying they will be considered a "quit" and not eligible for unemployment.
This is incredible:
Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst were also aboard Air Force Two with Pence on Friday to Iowa. They have been advised by the VP's medical staff that they didn't need to self-quarantine.
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8 May 20
The Office of Special Counsel has found โ€œreasonable groundsโ€ to investigate whether Dr. Rick Bright was ousted in retaliation for questioning Trump regime actions, and says he should be reinstated.
nytimes.com/2020/05/08/us/โ€ฆ
"If Mr. Azar refuses, Dr. Brightโ€™s complaint would ordinarily be sent to the Merit Systems Protection Board...But the Senate has not confirmed Trumpโ€™s nominees to the board, leaving it with no members. A โ€œFAQโ€ document about the lack of members has been removed from its website."
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5 May 20
Wow! Dr. Rick Bright has filed a whistleblower complaint, saying HHS knew early and was slow to react, ignored red flags on lack of testing materials and PPE, and pushed contracts "based on political connections." ๐Ÿ”ฅ
nbcnews.com/politics/whiteโ€ฆ
Bright filed a 89-page whistleblower complaint saying he was transferred out of BARDA "without warning or explanation" over his refusal to embrace hydroxychloroquine.
Bright says he โ€œrepeatedly clashed with Dr. Kadlec and other HHS leaders about the outsized role played by John Clerici, an industry consultant to pharmaceutical companies with a longstanding connection to Dr. Kadlec, in the award of government contracts.โ€
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4 May 20
NYT has internal Trump documents, and they project more than 3,000 Americans will die EACH DAY starting June 1 if states reopen. Trump knows this, and yet is lying and encouraging reopening because he thinks it will help with re-election. Unforgivable! nytimes.com/2020/05/04/us/โ€ฆ
We needed a national lockdown in March - and now reopening will lead to tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths. Leadership comes from the top. The American people will sacrifice if they are told to and supported. Damn malice tweeting to LIBERATE!
โ€œThe projections, based on government modeling pulled together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, forecast about 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month, up from about 25,000 cases now.โ€
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1 May 20
I feel like I am reliving the nightmare of 2016, where the Democratic candidate is held to some impossible standard by our media and our base that the GOP candidate -Trump - is not. Please folks: our democracy and the soul of our country is on the ballot in 2020. Cut this out!
Pro tip: your choice is Biden or Trump. That is the choice. We ran a primary and the voters decided.
I assume @BernieSanders cares about his legacy, and will not want to be helping in ANY way to re-elect Trump, by having his supporters be the tip of the spear against Biden. He should speak out.

If youโ€™re providing ammunition for Trump and the MAGA crowd, youโ€™re doing it wrong.
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27 Apr 20
Heartbreaking:
"Breen, 49, did not have a history of mental illness...he said that when he last spoke with her, she seemed detached, and he could tell something was wrong. She describe an onslaught of patients who were dying before they could even be taken out of ambulances.
[If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.]
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24 Apr 20
US adding a record number of new cases today, 36,000 - including 7 states with 1k+ and 11 states with 800+

I have repeatedly warned about false assurances folks were taking by looking just at early states. Several states are now starting to surge.

We are not out of woods yet!
52,000 Americans are dead.

The sharp rise in new daily cases is especially troubling given our mortality rate is up to 5.7%.

Trump has been shifting from open to close to open daily. He is confusing the country, prolonging the misery and making it far worse. He has no plan!
UPDATE: the US has now crossed 37,000 new daily cases today.

Our previous high was 34,500 a couple of weeks ago when NY was still at its peak. NY now composes 21% of adds as other states surging.

We needed a national lockdown weeks ago!
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24 Apr 20
"Trump arrives in the Oval Office these days as late as noon, when he is usually in a sour mood after his morning marathon of television."
Nearly 50,000 Americans are dead in 5 weeks. Pull this shit-show already! nytimes.com/2020/04/23/us/โ€ฆ
โ€œThe briefingโ€™s critics, including Mr. Cuomo, have pointed out the obvious: With two hours of the presidentโ€™s day dedicated to hosting what is still referred to as a prime-time news briefing, who is going to actually fix the pandemic?โ€
โ€œTrump rarely attends the task force meetings that precede the briefings...He is often seeing the final version of the dayโ€™s main talking points that aides have prepared for him for the first time although aides said he makes tweaks with a Sharpie just before he reads them live.โ€
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