Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open 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) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers 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."