Why you should support Antonio French

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorses Antonio French for Mayor!

"The March 7 mayoral primaries offer St. Louisans a basic choice: Maintain an unacceptable status quo or take a chance on a substantially new direction. Democratic voters’ best option to put our city on a better course is to choose 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French.

We remind readers that this newspaper isn’t in the business of predicting winners or losers. Our job is to interview the candidates and advise the public on the best choice based on their answers, temperament, experience and preparedness.

French, 39, stands out by far among the top tier of candidates for the energy and leadership qualities St. Louisans should demand in their next mayor."

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  • Dennis Ellis endorsed

    “He is a smart progressive who implements his plans and has a history of doing so. The other options are stagnant and will lead to more of the same.”

  • Delores Sisson endorsed

    “The right choice for change begins and ends with Antonio French as mayor for St Louis. Join me. Choose the right change by choosing Antonio French. Vote vote for change.”

  • Frank Donahue endorsed

    “Because he's not in it for himself. He's genuine.”

Oct 20 2016

#TrumpBookReport

Antonio has gone viral!

The day after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off for their final debate, a hashtag has been trending all day, and it turns out it started right here in St. Louis.

Last night while St. Louis Alderman Antonio French was watching the debate, he sent off a tweet suggesting Donald Trump sounded unprepared while discussing foreign policy.

"Trump's foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasn't read the book. "Oh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!"" he tweeted.

From that tweet, the hashtag #TrumpBookReport was born.

From The Wall Street Journal:

"It’s Twitteriest of Twitter events.

It started last night with a single tweet, after @realDonaldTrump’s performance in his third debate against @HillaryClinton. Antonio French, who is currently running for mayor of St. Louis (and has a Twitter following of 136,000), compared Trump to a kid who hasn’t done his homework."

From The Guardian:

"Inspired by Donald Trump’s responses during the third presidential debate, Twitter users are humorously attempting to explain great works of literature through the Republican’s eyes using #TrumpBookReport.

The idea seemed to have been spawned from a widely shared tweet from Antonio French, a city alderman and mayoral candidate in St Louis, Missouri, criticizing Trump for his vague, surface-level remarks during the debate."

From Entertainment Weekly:

"This current election season has been no stranger to comedic memes. So it isn’t any surprise that Wednesday’s third and final debate between current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump produced yet another popular hashtag: #TrumpBookReport.

It first started when local politician Antonio French commented on Donald Trump’s answering style, likening his seeming unpreparedness to a student who might not have done the necessary reading."

Antonio was also mentioned on The View this morning, as well as every local St. Louis TV station. And while the tweets and the hashtag have brought laughter to millions of people's day, Antonio also has made a point to emphasize the real meaning behind #TrumpBookReport.

"The fact is Donald Trump is woefully unprepared to be President of the United States," said French. "We must not, can not, will not let Donald Trump take this country backwards. He is a threat to the rights of minorities, immigrants, the LGBT community, the poor, and those of us who live in what he dismissively refers to as 'the inner city'."

If you enjoyed #TrumpBookReport, make a $5 donation to our campaign to help elect Antonio French as the next mayor of the City of St. Louis. His ability to connect with others and use social media to promote thought-provoking discussion is something that no other candidate has. He is the right leader for our city. ##

The French for Mayor Campaign Office is located at 4028 West Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63107. You can sign up to volunteer at www.volunteer.antoniofrench.com.

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  • Dennis Ellis endorsed

    “He is a smart progressive who implements his plans and has a history of doing so. The other options are stagnant and will lead to more of the same.”

  • Haden M. Smith endorsed

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  • Delores Sisson endorsed

    “The right choice for change begins and ends with Antonio French as mayor for St Louis. Join me. Choose the right change by choosing Antonio French. Vote vote for change.”

  • Virginia Franklin endorsed

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  • Frank Donahue endorsed

    “Because he's not in it for himself. He's genuine.”

  • Duncan Cooper endorsed

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  • Gregory Diener endorsed

    “we need a voice for the voiceless more than ever.”

  • Eric Rakestraw endorsed

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  • Barbara Shaurette endorsed

    “I support Antonio French because he's been an outstanding community leader, not just on a local level, but on the national stage as well.”

  • Patrick Cook endorsed

  • Bassem Masri endorsed

    “As one of the many voices of the Ferguson movement Antonio French marched side by side with me in the name of freedom. He is a man of integrity and will be the perfect man to lead our great city.”

  • Geordan Neinstein endorsed

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  • Cheryl Smith-Brown endorsed

    “Antonio stays focused on addressing the problems African Americans have been going through in the city of St. Louis for over 100 years or more. When everyone is treated fairly life will be better for everyone. Go Antonio.. I stand with you, Dr. Cheryl Smith-Brown”

  • Feddy endorsed

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  • Mary Ann McGivern endorsed

    “Pope Francis declared this a Year of Mercy. Mercy is a willingness to enter into chaos. Antonio is always willing to enter into the chaos around him, sharing what he has and making a path to something better.”

  • Julie Dill endorsed

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  • Anitra D Arms endorsed

    “I endorse Antonio French because he what our city needs to help make this city great again. Antonio French cares about St. Louis.”