Bernie Sanders tells UAW workers he vows to rebuild country's manufacturing base

UAW members were "feeling the Bern" on Monday night.

More than 9,000 supporters were fired up to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

He hit the campus of Eastern Michigan University for a rally and Monday night he made a stop in Dearborn to talk to United Auto Workers union members.

An invite only crowd of a few hundred supporters - mostly UAW members packed a union local hall in Dearborn and right out of the gate Bernie Sanders knew who he was speaking to and his message was on point.

"You ready for a radical idea," Sanders asked the crowd. "Together we are going to create an economy that works for the middle and working class and not the one percent."

The Vermont senator has become notorious for his attacks on the one percent - the wealthiest of the nation.

Inside Local 600 they listened to a candidate talk about what he has seen happen to the middle class and manufacturing jobs with 60,000 factories closed in the U.S. since 2001.

"We will rebuild manufacturing base America invest in this country not China."

He said during his visit in Michigan he met families affected by the Flint water crisis.

"Imagine being a mom of a bright young daughter to a student is disabled."

From there he spoke on the issues that he says sets him apart as a presidential candidate: free tuition when it comes to higher education and a single payer healthcare system.

And when it comes to paying for it, he says leave it Wall Street.

"Congress bailed out Wall Street," Sanders said. "Now it's time they bail us out."

And for those critics who say spending money is an issue with this candidate, he says it is just a matter of priorities.

"If we can rebuild Iraq we can damn well rebuild Flint, Michigan," he said.

Sanders is not done with Michigan he will be back here in March - including for the Democratic debate in Flint on March 6.

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