You’ve got to almost feel bad for how spectacularly bad Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is falling apart.
Now, she can’t even get the Pope to play nice.
With the Clinton Global Initiative summit in New York, glitzy figures from around the globe were invited–including Pope Francis, who would be in the United States at the time, for his visit.
The Pope said no.
“They’ve had a lot of rejections from people–both from membership renewals and speaking roles this year…” admitted a CGI insider.
Clearly. The head of the Catholic Church wasn’t the only high-profile celebrity to snub Hillary Clinton this year. Singer Elton John, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and even President Barack Obama also all turned down their invitations. As did Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, whom Hillary wanted to personally deliver a presentation on income inequality.
Hillary had no better luck overseas, either: British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also declined.
The trouble for the Clinton Global Initiative comes after a bruising year of bad press.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have been suspected of using the Clinton Foundation (which puts on the Clinton Global Initiative summit each year) as a pay-to-play slush fund that traded cash for connections in Hillary’s State Department.
Hillary has also seen her favorability numbers collapse among the American people, largely do to the fallout from her email server scandal.
But it’s clear that more than just her campaign is sinking because of Hillary’s misdeeds–the Clinton brand, which until this year had commanded a large amount of respect from many, may also be falling apart.