Fox News Channel is hosting the first GOP Presidential debate on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The debate is expected to turn into a slugfest.
And Ron DeSantis put out a pre-debate campaign strategy memo that left Chris Christie in a tizzy.
Moderated by Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, the first Republican Presidential debate will take place at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Republicans Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Doug Burgum, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Doug Burgum all met the RNC’s requirements and are set to appear on stage Wednesday.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced Friday that he also hit all the requirements to participate, but it has not yet been confirmed by the RNC.
Of course, Donald Trump also qualified for the debate.
But Trump is planning on skipping this debate due to his massive lead and refusal to sign the RNC’s loyalty pledge to support the eventual nominee.
Trump’s absence gives the other Republican candidates a chance to shine and gain traction in the polls.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been preparing for the debate for the past several weeks.
If Trump skips the debate, then Ron DeSantis will be the highest-polling candidate on stage Wednesday, making him the top target of attack.
On Thursday, the New York Times released a pre-debate strategy memo allegedly put out for the DeSantis campaign by the Super PAC Never Back Down.
The memo recommends for DeSantis to “attack Joe Biden and the media 3-5 times” and to reiterate his “positive vision 2-3 times.”
But one of the alleged memo’s recommendations left Chris Christie in a tizzy.
The final recommendation said to “defend Donald Trump in absentia in response to a Chris Christie attack.”
Of course, a spokesperson for DeSantis’ campaign said it “was not a campaign memo and we were not aware of it prior to the article.”
“We are well accustomed to the attacks from all sides as the media and other candidates realize Ron DeSantis is the strongest candidate best positioned to take down Joe Biden,” the spokesperson said.
But that did not matter to Chris Christie.
“People are really beginning to wonder what the hell he stands for,” Christie said in response to the memo. “And if what he stands for is defending Donald Trump, then just drop out of the race and endorse him.”
“The only way to beat someone is to beat them, and if he thinks he’s going to get on the stage to defend Donald Trump on Wednesday night, then he should do Donald Trump a favor and our party a favor, come back to Tallahassee, endorse Donald Trump and get the hell out of the race,” Christie concluded.
As the former RINO Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie is not a fan of Ron DeSantis’ limited government and pro-freedom agenda.
Based on his response to the rumored memo, there is no doubt that DeSantis and Christie will slug it out on Wednesday.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.