The blistering editorial claims “all Bill de Blasio cares about is Bill de Blasio,” and blamed the mayor for the deaths of children and slammed him for wasting $850 million on his wife’s failed project.
The Post writes:
After a number of children died when the Administration for Children’s Services failed to act, de Blasio defended its commissioner — until he forced her out. After the number of homeless skyrocketed, he defended his Homeless Services chief — until he forced him out.
When it turned out that the chair of the New York City Housing Authority lied about lead paint inspections that could lead to kids being poisoned, he defended her — until he forced her out.
Even then, the city ran NYCHA so badly that the federal government interceded and set up a monitor.
De Blasio gave his wife $850 million for her ThriveNYC mental health initiative, and when questioned by the City Council, she couldn’t come up with one thing it succeeded in doing.
He spent a jaw-dropping $773 million on his Renewal program to turn around failing schools. It did absolutely nothing except keep kids trapped in institutions the city knew were terrible. Shamed? You don’t know Bill. He claims the biggest threat to education is charter schools, which actually deliver results, not his own mismanagement.
The Post also took aim at de Blasio’s lax schedule, claiming every day “he drags himself out of bed at the crack of 10, has himself driven to the other side of town so he can do a halfhearted couple of minutes on the elliptical, and then maybe goes to City Hall. Of late, even that is optional. He goes back to Gracie Mansion to hold meetings about running for president.”
For the full editorial, click HERE.