New York Post hits de Blasio with front-page 'obituary' for 2020 campaign

The New York Post torched New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York City lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island jail by 2026 2020 Presidential Candidates Cooperate, or else: New York threatens fines to force people to help block immigration enforcement MORE (D) on Saturday's cover with an image depicting an "obituary" for the mayor's now-ended presidential campaign.

The right-leaning newspaper's front page declared that de Blasio's campaign had "died" due to "ego-induced psychosis," adding that the campaign had been "in rigor mortis for some time."

"In lieu of flowers, de Blasio asks for donations to his slush fund," the mock obituary read, adding. "It died doing what it loved best: Being as far away from New York City as possible."

The newspaper previously mocked de Blasio in May after he announced he would run for president, with the Post depicting a crowd of people laughing at the announcement.


De Blasio was regularly criticized for failing to gain traction in national polls, and he did not qualify for the most recent Democratic debate in Houston.

He announced the end of his campaign Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," declaring that he had "contributed all [he] can" to the Democratic primary.

“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign,” he said on the program.

De Blasio is currently serving his second term in New York, which is slated to end in 2022.