Gov. Andrew Cuomo in radio interviews on Monday rebuffed calls from The New York Post that he remove New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after he was absent from the city during a Saturday evening blackout that impacted parts of Manhattan.

Cuomo would not directly criticize de Blasio’s performance during the blackout.

But at the same time, in several interviews, Cuomo pointed to his own leadership during the event, pointedly noting he was in New York when it occurred. De Blasio was in Iowa, campaigning for president at the time.

“I’m not prepared to do that,” Cuomo said on WNYC when asked about The Post’s editorial calling for de Blasio’s removal. “I understand their point.”

Cuomo added the job of a government leader is to “show up.”

“I believe that a chief executive is there and should show up,” he said. “I showed up. I showed up at the blackout situation. I show up when something happens in Buffalo.”

In a separate interview on WAMC in Albany, Cuomo said removing de Blasio would “up to the people” of New York City and he had not heard a “hue and cry” to do so.

De Blasio, re-elected in 2017, is in his final term as mayor.

Cuomo and de Blasio are occasional rivals, though the simmering feud between the two men, which has erupted into warring statements exchanged by their offices, has been put on hold in recent months.