Trump faces furious backlash after his ‘mind-bogglingly stupid’ plan to protect Big Oil from the coronavirus outbreak is revealed
US President Donald Trump is technically obese and does little exercise apart from golf, but his doctor says he is in good health (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)

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.

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."