MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Donald Trump is defending his decision to make a last-minute campaign stop in Democratic Minnesota — saying the pundits have been wrong about him before.

Addressing a rally that drew thousands in Minneapolis, Trump is criticizing rival Hillary Clinton for not spending enough time in the state. She last campaigned here in July.

He says, "Hillary doesn't even come here. She refuses to campaign in Minnesota. Do you really want a president who's never shown up?"

Trump says that he "took so much heat" for adding the stop to his scheduled Sunday. But he says that he expects to win, despite the fact that the state hasn't cast its electoral votes for a Republican since 1972.

He says, "Two years, I've been right" and the pundits have "been wrong."