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

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Omega Advisors founder Leon Cooperman blamed officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to address the impact computerize trading has had on the broader market.

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."