Presidential visit

President Donald Trump begins speaking to a packed Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday March 20, 2017. President Trump’s main focus of the night was the repeal and replacement of The Affordable Care Act. 

Trump delivers speech in Louisville

Written by Brendan O’hern 

Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Louisville. The event was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., however, supporters started lining up around 5 a.m.. One woman, who was in line by 7 a.m., had previously been to 20 other Trump rallies during his campaign. Upon entering Freedom Hall, there was a table to buy official hats and t-shirts. In the arena, two large signs hung above the stage, one reading, “Promises Made” and the other, “Promises Kept.” This seemed to be alluding to the fact that Trump would be repealing and replacing The Affordable Care Act as he said he would during his campaign, which was the main focus of the rally. The crowd started to file in at 4:30 p.m. so the Secret Service could thoroughly check every individual as they entered.

To many people’s surprise, Gov. Matt Bevin walked through the crowd with his family to their seats in the front row. As soon as Bevin entered the hall, people stood on their feet and applauded the governor. This was in stark contrast to Sen. Mitch McConnell, who was booed as he walked across the stage and began to speak.

When President Trump came out, supporters stood on chairs and waved, some stood with both fists in the air. Throughout the speech, there was one incident involving protestors; however, the President did not give any attention and they were escorted out promptly. For most of his speech Trump focused on health care; however, he did mention that he would ensure coal workers would have plenty of jobs, which was met with thunderous applause.

The President finished the rally with his famous lines, “Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again, and we will make America great again.” With that, the President left Freedom Hall to the Rolling Stones song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and his supporters filed out.