President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to both chambers of Congress in Washington.
The event started at 9 p.m. ET, where the president touted the U.S. economic recovery in a key moment ahead of the 2020 election.
Eleven guests will attend the speech, according to a statement from the White House on Tuesday, and each individuals story will be highlighted by Trump during his address. They include a Border Patrol deputy chief; a former Venezuelan police chief who was held in detention for 15 years before escaping; military veterans, and the wife of a soldier who was killed in Iraq by forces associated with Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani—who was killed in a U.S. drone strike earlier this year,—and others.
Behind Trump is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence.