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President Donald Trump Rally Held In Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX18) -- Supporters of President Donald Trump arrived early to attend his event in Louisville. 

Vice President Mike Pence was in Louisville earlier this month as part of the republican effort to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. 

At 4:30 p.m. Monday, attendees started filling Freedom Hall. By the time Trump took the stage, nearly 15,000 people filled the building. 

This was President Trump's first visit to Kentucky since taking office.

"We're supporting Trump because he's helping us with our jobs and bringing all the jobs in America.  So God bless Trump and his family," said Paul Miracle, a Trump supporter from Middlesboro. 

In his almost hour long speech, Trump covered illegal immigration, defense spending, job creation, and everything in-between.

"Our dying factories will come roaring back to life," Trump said to the crowd. "It's already happening."

As expected, the President spent the most time on healthcare. In his speech, he asked for everyone's support, including lawmakers, before Thursday's vote on his new bill.

He said he looks forward to working with Senator Rand Paul and also spoke directly to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"Hey Mitch! We going to be OK?," Trump teased. That healthcare is looking good?"

Supporters in the crowd believed President Trump could do no wrong.

"I've been to other rallies before for other presidents, but this was so motivating and so exciting," said Patrick White.

While it was all celebration and excitement inside, not everyone agreed with President Trump's visit. A small group of protesters gathered outside Freedom Hall following the rally. 

Police officers on horseback separated the Trump supporters and protesters before things escalated. 

"This is what democracy looks like," said Karen Zahaluk, a protester from Louisville. "You came out and said, this is what I believe in."

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