Pool was ushered into the Grand Foyer at 10:28 am.
There is no word from White House whether POTUS will stick to prepared remarks or take questions.
There’s two teleprompters set up in front of the podium with the official presidential seal and an audience of roughly 40 people seated in gold chairs. No one recognizable to pool in the audience – and I have not been given a list of guest names.
No sign of Pompeo or other top administration officials yet. Other than the usual din of television preset and microphone checks, there’s been a few sets of musical chair rearranging of the audience but otherwise fairly calm.