President Trump started off the day, speaking during the morning breakfast at 8 a.m. The speech is a tradition, delivered by every president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.
Senator Steve Scalise will be the keynote speaker at this evening’s dinner.
According to Wikipedia, the National Prayer Breakfast, held in the Hilton’s International Ballroom, is typically attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. Initially called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the name was changed in 1970 to the National Prayer Breakfast.
It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and build relationships. Since the inception of the National Prayer Breakfast, several U.S. states and cities and other countries have established their own annual prayer breakfast events.
The event—which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners—has taken place since 1953.