Donald Trump Jr. said he will attend Wednesday night’s first Republican primary debate as his father’s surrogate. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

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Turns out Donald Trump will be at Wednesday night’s first Republican primary debate — just not the Donald Trump everyone’s thinking of.

Donald Trump Jr. said Monday he will attend the initial showdown as a surrogate for his father, former President Donald Trump — who confirmed Sunday night he would not be on the Fiserv Forum stage.

“We’re excited to see all of our friends in Milwaukee who want to Make America Great Again!!!” Trump Jr. posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) after the Daily Caller reported he and his fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, will show up at the Fox News debate.

The pair, who host the Rumble shows “Triggered with Donald Trump Jr.” and “The Kimberly Guilfoyle Show,” are expected to run media for the former president, but it was not immediately clear whether they would be granted official press credentials or access to the post-debate “spin room.”

Reps for Fox News and the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment or answer questions about whether any other surrogates for the 45th president would be at the venue.

Trump, 77, announced that he would skip the GOP debates, citing his “legendary” poll numbers, particularly a CBS News poll that found 62% of likely Republican primary voters nationwide support his 2024 candidacy.

“New CBS POLL, just out, has me leading the field by ‘legendary’ numbers. TRUMP 62%, 46 Points above DeSanctimonious (who is crashing like an ailing bird!), Ramaswamy 7%, Pence 5%, Scott 3%, Haley 2%, Sloppy Chris Christie 2%, ‘Aida’ Hutchinson 1%,” the former president said in a Truth Social post.

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