WASHINGTON – The New York Post published an "obituary" for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s now-concluded presidential campaign.
De Blasio, who is currently serving his second term as mayor, was blasted by the newspaper, which wrote that his campaign had "died" from "ego-induced psychosis."
“Neighbors said the body had been in rigor mortis for some time,” the mock obituary says. “It died doing what it loved best: being as far away from New York City as possible.”
The Post tweeted “Here lies Bill de Blasio's failed presidential campaign”
De Blasio dropped out of the race on Friday by appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
"Getting out there, being able to hear people's concerns, address them with new ideas, has been an extraordinary experience," he said. "But I have to tell you, at the same time, 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."
— New York Post (@nypost) September 20, 2019
De Blasio's national polling average stood at 0.2%, according to RealClearPolitics.
The newspaper has mocked de Blasio before by posting a crowd of people laughing after he announced he would run for president.
Today's cover: Bill de Blasio officially launches 2020 presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/g973kWfGJ3
— New York Post (@nypost) May 16, 2019
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“The campaign is survived by hotel industry officials who expect favors from City Hall," the mock obituary continued. "And 8 million suffering New Yorkers. In lieu of flowers, de Blasio asks for donations to his slush fund."
Contributing: Jason Lalljee
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: New York Post blasts Bill de Blasio with 'obituary' for 2020 campaign