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Billionaire Leon Cooperman: If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, the US would be in a recession

Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman predicted U.S. oil's rise to $60 a barrel, and now he says it could hit $70.

If Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election, the U.S. would be experiencing a recession today, billionaire hedge fund pioneer Leon Cooperman told CNBC on Thursday.

"I don't know what I'll get with Donald Trump, but I'll take my chances," said Cooperman, who added he's a registered independent, on "Fast Money Halftime Report."