The Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE protester who was punched and kicked at a rally in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday said he was protesting the "fascism" of the Trump campaign. 

"I was protesting Trump’s facism, his racism, his lies, his women-hating," the protester, who identified himself as Bryan Sanders, said in an interview with the Arizona Daily Star. 

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Sanders said he was holding a sign that said "Trump is bad for America." 

"A guy grabbed the sign out of my hand as I was being escorted out of the building and sucker punched me," he said. 

Sanders identified himself as an independent and said he also attended a Bernie SandersBernie SandersAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments Liberal author Matt Stoller: Iowa caucus screw-up was 'Boeing 737 Max of the Democratic Party' MORE rally the night before. 

‘We're gonna stop this; this is not going to continue," he said. "If it takes somebody getting punched in the face, that's what it takes, no problem."