President Trump visits Louisville


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

News Staff

President Donald Trump is visiting Louisville today for an event resembling a campaign rally.

He was rumored to be coming last weekend, when Louisville Regional Airport Authority Public Relations Manager Stephanie Smith told the Courier-Journal that the president was coming.

However, that trip was never confirmed by the White House, and Trump did not make the trip. Vice President Mike Pence did speak in Louisville March 11.

This will be Trump’s third visit to Louisville in the past year, but his first as president. The event will be at the Kentucky Exposition Center, located at 937 Phillips Lane. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. WKYT reported that people began lining up as early as 5:00 a.m.

While not all details about the event are known, Trump is expected to discuss the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kentucky, and many of its poorest counties that have some of the highest ACA enrollments in the country, has become a talking point in this debate.

According to the Courier-Journal, a nonviolent protest led by the Louisville Movement Coalition is expected in the afternoon and evening. Other groups plan to participate in the protest, which was organized by Indivisible Kentucky, an anti-Trump movement.

Tickets are required for the event and are available at