Trump disputes that the US is a 50-50 nation, says he 'can't believe' that some states are blue
Trump's speech at the North Carolina GOP Convention included his disbelief that several Democratic-leaning states didn't side with his agenda.
The 2020 electoral map reflected a familiar dichotomy in American politics - while Democratic "blue" states like California and New York voted for Joe Biden by wide margins, Republican "red" states like Alabama and Idaho were firmly in President Donald Trump's column.
However, during Trump's speech at the North Carolina GOP Convention on Saturday, he seemed incredulous at the notion that liberal-leaning states would have rejected his conservative platform in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
Raising the issue of defunding police departments, which Biden and most congressional Democrats oppose, Trump refuted the concept that voters might side with left-of-center candidates.
The former president also questioned the notion of the country being evenly divided, despite having a Senate that is split with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans and a House that is narrowly controlled by Democrats, along with swing states like Georgia and Wisconsin that were decided by slender margins in last year's election.