Leon Cooperman has been critical of Barack Obama before. But he may have taken it to the next level while on CNBC Monday with a candid admission: If Obama wins a second term and controls Congress, “consider leaving the country.”
After a CNBC anchor asked Cooperman, the founder of Omega Advisors, if Obama would be reelected, he said he thought the more important issue was whether the president would control Congress in a second term.
“I think the bigger issue will be who controls Congress,” he responded. “If [Obama] controls Congress, maybe consider leaving the country.”
The comment was uttered with a chuckle. And almost immediately, as if realizing he had a moment of too much candor, he followed up with, “I love America so I’m not going anywhere.”
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