Leon Cooperman says he will support fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg for president

Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, October 10, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Billionaire Leon Cooperman says he will support former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg if he enters the 2020 Democratic primary for president.

“I’m a huge fan of Michael. I know him personally. It’s a breath of fresh air. Unless he changes his stripes, he will have my unequivocal support,” Cooperman told CNBC on Friday.

Cooperman, in an extensive phone interview, noted he would help Bloomberg with fundraising, as long he sticks with his moderate policies.

“That’s the whole idea,” he said when asked about potentially helping with fundraising. “I have a world of respect for his accomplishments and his values. I have to sit down and understand his platform. If the Democratic Party was smart, they would support him.” he added.

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