The New York Post is not fond of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. So, when De Blasio ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, the Post seized the opportunity to craft a front cover that is being described as "instantly among the all-time classics."
On Saturday's front cover, the Post commemorated De Blasio's campaign with a newspaper-style "obituary."
Obituary: Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign, May 15, 2019-Sept. 20, 2019, dead of ego-induced psychosis.
Neighbors said the body had been in rigor mortis for some time.
It died doing what it loves best — being as far away from New York City as possible.
It was surrounded in the end by friends, MSNBC hosts. It's in a better place now — a Park Slope gym.
Whether it was in the empty churches of South Carolina, the sun-kissed empty deserts of Nevada or begging someone, anyone, to talk to de Blasio at the Iowa State Fair, the campaign always gave 100% — and always polled at 1%."Can't" was never part of its vocabulary. Neither was "won't," "please stop," or "this is a dumb idea."
The campaign is survived by hotel industry officials who expect favors from City Hall. And 8 million suffering New Yorkers.
In lieu of flowers, de Blasio asks for donations to his slush fund.
This is instantly among the all-time classics. Today’s @nypost front page is an obituary for the de Blasio presiden… https://t.co/MO2lvFhnoh— Pat Kiernan (@Pat Kiernan)1569076762.0
Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday, De Blasio said, "I feel like I have contributed all I can to this primary election, and it's clearly not my time, so I'm going to end my presidential campaign."
De Blasio's campaign never generated momentum or garnered significant support in polls, and his campaign notoriously drew small crowds.
After De Blasio's announcement, President Donald Trump mocked that New Yorkers are "devastated" over the development because it meant De Blasio is "coming home."