Twitter is brutally mocking Michael Bloomberg for a embarrassing “freudian slip” from the billionaire.
Fox News reports former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg continued to be a target at the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, but Twitter wasn’t any kinder, as some accused him of making a “Freudian slip” about his involvement in the 2018 midterm elections.
Bloomberg, who has repeatedly been slammed by progressive candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over his financial influence in past elections, defended his spending on stage in South Carolina by giving himself a pat on the back for helping Democrats retake the House of Representatives.
“They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those are people that I spent $100 million to help elect,” Bloomberg said. “All of the new Democrats that came in put [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave Congress the ability to control this president.”
He added: “I bought — I uh, got them.”
Incredible. In the #DemDebate, billionaire Bloomberg boasted that he "bought" right-wing neoliberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi
Then after saying "bought," he quickly corrected himself and said "I bought, uh got them" pic.twitter.com/2mcDgPPhIJ
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) February 26, 2020
Michael Bloomberg actually just said that he bought 21 seats in Congress for the Democratic Party so that Nancy Pelosi would be Speaker of the House. He really said that out loud. According to him: Democrats BOUGHT their house majority in 2018. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/1IdxV5ifFH
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 26, 2020
Yep, Bloomberg absolutely did stop himself from saying he bought 20+ congressional seats. pic.twitter.com/MOmOolm1BT
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 26, 2020
Many on social media caught the billionaire “correcting” himself.
“Wow!!! He’s admitting he BOUGHT those seats! OMG!” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
He’s admitting he
BOUGHT those seats!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 26, 2020
“Bloomberg with a Freudian slip there accidentally saying he BOUGHT 21 moderate Democrats,” The Hill’s Saagar Enjeti wrote.
Bloomberg with a Freudian slip there accidentally saying he BOUGHT 21 moderate Democrats
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 26, 2020
“Mike Bloomberg just slipped up and said he ‘bought’ the new class of freshman House Democrats. LOL! That’s right Mike,” journalist Michael Tracey said.
Mike Bloomberg just slipped up and said he "bought" the new class of freshman House Democrats. LOL! That's right Mike
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 26, 2020
“Bloomberg accidentally utters that he ‘bought’ the Democrats who won in 2018,” Daily Caller editor Vince Coglianese said, adding: “Hahahahahahaha.”
Bloomberg accidentally utters that he "bought" the Democrats who won in 2018.
— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) February 26, 2020