According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is "strongly considering" federal assistance for oil and natural gas producers wracked by plummeting oil prices as a result of the growing coronavirus outbreak. But as soon as the news hit Twitter, President Trump's critics see the potential move has just another example of "socialism" for the rich.
@JStein_WaPo So...socialism but only for billionaires?— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1583862475.0
@JStein_WaPo @Fahrenthold As usual, corporations are more important than people. OH, wait, the SCOTUS said Corporations are People! Right?— Lolo Says Justice is Coming ⚖️ (@Lolo Says Justice is Coming ⚖️)1583861899.0
@ViewsPlusNews @mms5048 @JStein_WaPo @SpeakerPelosi @JoeBiden @RepSwalwell "Trump/GOP just do not understand how th… https://t.co/9PlOlM5q75— Delinda (@Delinda)1583863451.0
@JStein_WaPo Socialism for the Corporation and Rich Cold, hard virus for the poor— NiceKnifu🔪 (@NiceKnifu🔪)1583862062.0
@JStein_WaPo @Fahrenthold Trump and his friends are going to try to grab as much taxpayer money as they can before he loses in November.— Joyous Panther (@Joyous Panther)1583862202.0
@JLangWood @JStein_WaPo @Fahrenthold Under current administration you are correct, wait till we find out how many D… https://t.co/xSkdxaMbKO— 🇺🇸💙Puri Monsta🇺🇸#MaskUP🌊MrsResista🇺🇸 #BLM (@🇺🇸💙Puri Monsta🇺🇸#MaskUP🌊MrsResista🇺🇸 #BLM)1583863557.0
“If Trump was looking for a single decision that would confirm to voters that he doesn’t care about them, bailing o… https://t.co/8uqHMrZG4N— Sarah Reese Jones (@Sarah Reese Jones)1583869730.0
The White House is proposing to bail out the fossil fuel industry. We need more coronavirus testing, not more frack… https://t.co/XOZEQDdc2w— Ed Markey (@Ed Markey)1583868721.0
After one of his billionaire friends lost big $$ yesterday, Trump is now preparing to bail out fracking companies a… https://t.co/6luNb4WEC9— Food & Water Watch (@Food & Water Watch)1583866431.0
This is it. This is what I was worried about, and now it’s happening. The Trump Administration is more worried abo… https://t.co/2l90VDkvs8— Eric Holthaus (@Eric Holthaus)1583864317.0
No. This can’t be real. Trump wants to provide emergency subsidies to THE OIL INDUSTRY? https://t.co/7e0Xwc9Zno— James Gleick (@James Gleick)1583863196.0
Yes. The people who need help and relief in this global pandemic are the shale companies that just happen to be own… https://t.co/sv1XCFvCHf— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1583868344.0
Holy shit. Trump is considering federal aid for SHALE COMPANIES. So excuse me if the next time I hear a Republican… https://t.co/nyVGyjR6Sq— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1583865050.0
Hold up... We're going to bail out the SHALE industry? The people who are literally poisoning our water for millio… https://t.co/9NvBAGoASj— Brady Quirk-Garvan (@Brady Quirk-Garvan)1583862775.0
According to the Post's report, the White House has been taking calls since Monday from concerned officials in the energy sector who are concerned about not only about oil prices, "but also privately warning against the administration supporting any sweeping paid sick leave policy."