[WATCH] Mike Bloomberg's Freudian Slip: 'I Bought—I Got Them Elected'

No, your ears were not deceiving you. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (D-PILES OF CASH) pretty much confessed to having bought elections.

"Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought – I got them," he said.

Yes, this is real.

Tyler O'Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.