Donald Trump speaks at North Carolina GOP convention dinner

He touted his administration's achievements during the pandemic, including 'coming up with the vaccine'.

"We became the ventilator factory of the world," he said. "We were making them for everyone..."

"We have done a tremendous job, we never get the kind of credit that we deserve for that."

Trump's own handling of the pandemic, in which nearly 600,000 people in the United States have died and he himself was infected, was a factor in his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden in the November 2020 election.

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