New York Post lambastes de Blasio's presidential bid
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The New York Post laid into Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioGabbard drives coverage in push to qualify for October debate Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats New York City won't penalize students for skipping school for climate rally MORE (D) after he announced his presidential bid, mocking New York's mayor with a cover showing young people pointing at a television screen and laughing at the news.

“America begged and pleaded, and he finally answered the call,” says the teaser from the Post, which regularly battles de Blasio.

De Blasio announced his entry into the crowded field on Thursday, immediately drawing the ire of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE, who called the mayor a “JOKE” on Twitter, adding “NYC HATES HIM!”

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The right-leaning Post has been a frequent antagonist of de Blasio, with a Post reporter removed from the 2018 Dominican Day parade after attempting to ask him a question.

The incident prompted a war of words between opinion editor Seth Mandel and CNN’s Brian Stelter over how Stelter handled an interview with de Blasio following the reporter’s removal.