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De Blasio postpones trip to test presidential waters after NYPD cop killed

A day after a cop was killed in Queens in a tragic case of friendly fire, Mayor de Blasio’s office announced Wednesday he was postponing a planned trip to New Hampshire to test the presidential waters.

City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips said the mayor still plans to speak at Harvard University Thursday night “in his official capacity.”

The mayor had been scheduled to go from there on Friday to New Hampshire to meet with Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and, possibly, chat with patrons at a local diner.

On Friday night he was going to head to Concord to meet with organizers of the progressive group Rights & Democracy.

When he was running for a second term in 2017, de Blasio pledged to serve a full four years.

But he has since said that he is not ruling out a run for the White House in 2020 because “the world has changed.”

Det. Brian Simonsen was killed and a fellow officer injured by friendly fire when they responded to the scene of a robbery Tuesday night.