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Bernie Sanders draws passionate crowd during stop in Cedar Rapids Friday

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Rally attendees were fired up at Bernie Sanders' Repeal the Trump Tax Tour that stopped in Cedar Rapids Friday night. 

Sanders talked on a variety of issues, from universal health care to President Trump's new tax plan. In his opening remarks, Sanders even called President Trump a "pathological liar" for going back on some of his campaign promises. 

"In Donald Trump, you had a candidate who told the people of Iowa and the people of Vermont and the people of America that he was going to take on the establishment, and he was going to stand with the working families of this country, but he lied," said Sanders.

However, Sanders was not the only one to take to the stage.  University of Northern Iowa senior, Logun Buckley, also spoke. 

Buckley says it was important for him to speak at the rally for many reasons. One of the most important being that he believes President Trump's new tax plan is going to hurt the middle class, working Iowans who depend on social safety nets, like grants and loans to attend school. 

"Through this Trump tax scam, they are cutting all of the funding for programs and initiatives, and they are going to go right after these 'entitlement programs' as they like to call them," Buckley says. 

One rally attendee, Teresa Diers, said she wanted to attend tonight's rally because she has a lot of concerns regarding health care. Diers has a daughter who was born with a pre-existing condition, which is why she supports universal health care. She said tonight's rally made her realize she needs to participate in the political process more. 

"I took away that I need to get more involved.  I need to stay involved and get out and vote and continue to engage with our senators and our representatives," says Diers.

The Trump Tax Tour's next stop is Green Bay, Wisconsin on February 24 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. 

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