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Billionaire Cooperman Gave $1,000 to Confront Clinton on 'Class Hatred'

His plan --  the latest sign of a backlash among the country's billionaires over populist rhetoric aimed at the rich -- fell through.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits a cafe on Feb. 26, 2016, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits a cafe on Feb. 26, 2016, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Photographer: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The hedge-fund billionaire Leon Cooperman, no fan of Hillary Clinton's, forked over $1,000 to her campaign last month for a chance to accuse the Democratic presidential front-runner in person of stoking hatred of the rich.

Cooperman says he hatched the plan when a neighbor at the exclusive St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, asked the 72-year-old stock picker to attend a Clinton fundraiser.