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.
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.”