‘I saved thousands of lives’: Trump demands credit for his handling of coronavirus in Twitter tantrum
An angry Donald Trump screams during one of his speeches (Photo: Screen capture)

On Monday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand more credit for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming that his political opponents had called him "xenophobic" for his travel restrictions, but that they had saved "thousands of lives."

There remains little evidence that the president's travel restrictions have made any meaningful difference on coronavirus cases. Moreover, lack of testing and mixed messaging from the White House on proper social distancing protocols have continued to frustrate the health care system's efforts to contain the outbreak.