Chris Christie introduced Trump with an endorsement.
LMPD will have a large presence downtown Tuesday for Trump's visit and the final University of Louisville home basketball game of the season, which coincide with the evening rush hour.
Trump's speech hit on common themes of his candidacy, from his support for trade tariffs to discourage outsourcing by American companies to his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump told his supporters in Kentucky that he likes clean coal and vowed to bring it back. Rand Paul - to announce major campaign events in Kentucky.
Trump also took time to criticize his opponents.
As dozens of the Super Tuesday states hold their primary elections, Trump is slated to win overwhelmingly. He called Rubio a "lightweight" and Ted Cruz a liar.
As one of the first of several protesters was removed, Trump brought a sign made by a supporter on stage that read, "Hispanics 4 Trump!"
Trump is not the only candidate with his eye on Kentucky.
"He gets a lot of media attention speaking hateful things, and so I want to see more media attention to the opposite where we (are) re-embracing each other, supporting each other and, like I said, being more compassionate for one another", attendee Iris Jasmin said.
Kentucky's Republican presidential caucus is Saturday.