Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign 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) SandersThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’ Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘embarrassing’ 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."