Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, also known as Trump Hater #1 who is dead set on blocking Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with Kristol’s efforts.

French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.

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Social media reaction to Kristol’s pick has been primarily negative. Many are claiming Kristol is simply causing a gimmick to gain attention. One Twitter user humorously tweeted “No one is going to vote for someone with the last name “French” as a U.S. President.”