Leon Cooperman sent a critical letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the top Democratic presidential candidates, marking the latest salvo in the war of words between the billionaire investor and the economic populist politician.
Cooperman declined to provide a copy of the letter, or any specific details of it. But CNBC obtained a copy from people familiar with the matter.
“You proceeded to admonish me (as if a parent chiding an ungrateful child) to ‘pitch in a bit more so everyone else has a chance at the American dream,’” Cooperman writes.
Allies of the investor have privately warned him that an effort like this would only embolden Warren’s argument that she successfully battles the rich.