As reported earlier, over the weekend Weekly Standard editor and prominent neocon, Bill Kristol, one of Trump's most vocal detractors, announced that he would challenge Trump's presidential candidacy by unveiling an independent candidate, "asn impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." This led to another heated exchange between Trump and Kristol, with Trump calling the conservative voice a "loser" and a "dummy"
This is turn led to another response by Kristol who said on Twitter that "I gather Donald Trump said I'm a loser", adding that "I've won some and I've lost some, but one thing I've always tried not to be is a roaring jackass."
The feud between the Trump and Kristol aside, the political world has been engaged in a fevered guessing game over whom that person might be.
Shortly after Kristol's Sunday tweet, he left for Israel and has been avoiding the press, speaking only through a series of tweets taunting Trump for responding to Kristol’s Sunday tweet. Speculation had centered on 2012 Republican nominee Romney, freshman Nebraska senator Ben Sasse, and other current and former state and federal office-holders.
The answer was revealed by Bloomberg late this afternoon, which reported that according to two Republicans intimately familiar with Bill Kristol’s efforts to recruit an independent presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump that the person Kristol has in mind is David French - whose name the editor of the Weekly Standard floated in the current issue of the magazine.
Who is David French? Bloomberg has the details?
French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the website of National Review, where French is a staff writer,...
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