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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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The nation is better off with Trump as president than it would have been under Clinton or Bernie Sanders, Cooperman says.

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."