Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGingrich: Trump ‘mishandled’ Rosenstein memo on Comey Trump to gift Macron framed upholstery: report Former presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush MORE made multiple headlines before ever setting foot in Vermont for tonight’s highly anticipated rally in Burlington.

Despite releasing over 20,000 tickets for an event that seats just 1,400, the real estate mogul’s campaign said the rally quickly sold out.

With Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders ally pushes Dems on cutting superdelegates Sanders: ‘Trump's agenda is dead’ if Democrats win back majority Hannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' MORE’ 2016 headquarters just down the block, reports of a massive protest planned by the Democratic presidential candidate’s supporters prompted a lockdown of the Flynn Center, with security instructed to let in only Trump voters.

“I'm taking care of my people, not people who don't want to vote for me or are undecided," Trump told Burlington Free Press. "They are loyal to me, and I am loyal to them."