President Trump will be in Kentucky tonight to sell his healthcare plan
President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville tonight and his goal will be to sell his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan crafted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Expect plenty of people packing Freedom Hall where he’ll be speaking, a friendly crowd.
The President’s speech getting underway at 7:30 p.m. To get in, you’ll need to sign up for a free ticket. You can register for two tickets per mobile phone number on donaldjtrump.com.
This will be Trump’s third visit to Louisville in just over a year but his first as President. Trump came to Louisville twice during his campaign. His first trip was in May to receive the endorsement from the NRA during its annual convention and later in March during a campaign rally after which several people claimed they were assaulted while protesting.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Louisville earlier this month as part of the Republican effort to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. That’s what many are expecting President Trump to talk about on Monday.
The Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will also be holding a news conference on Monday about the impact of proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act and the effect on Metro Louisville.
Concerns over the repeal and replace plan have mounted after the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 24 million people would lose health coverage over the next decade under the proposal.
Kentucky’s U.S. Senator Rand Paul is one of the measure’s most prominent opponents.
In a statement released Sunday, Service For Peace/MAN UP and Young Professionals for Trump, which are made up of Democrats and Republicans, called for a peaceful day.
“We ask that community supporters and non-supporters alike, show respect and reverence for the Office of the President, and for those individuals who wish to attend the event, and those who choose to protest peacefully,” the release stated. “Let’s show the world what a first class city looks like.”
Quotes used in this story came from WHAS TV and the video from FOX News.