A Louisville rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump drew a large, enthusiastic crowd that lined up around the Kentucky International Convention Center hours ahead of time to cheer for the businessman-turned-candidate.
During the rally, Trump unleashed his bravado on the crowd, promising that “we are going to take our country back and make it great again.”
He was interrupted several times by protesters, several of whom were led from the convention center by security.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination, appeared at the event to introduce Trump.
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The rally came just days before Kentucky Republicans hold their first-ever presidential caucus. On Monday, GOP candidate Ben Carson held a town hall event in Lexington. And Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is set to hold a campaign event in Lexington on Friday.
Scenes from the Trump rally:
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