Witty and wise, this insightful drama is set on the morning of December 21, 1970, actor-singer Elvis Presley shows up to the White House and requests an urgent meeting with President Richard Nixon.
Presley opposes the drug culture, the hippie movement, SDS, and Black Panthers; he loves guns and wants Nixon to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Two of Nixon's senior aides, Dwight Chapin and Egil Krogh, set up a meeting between the two men. At first, Nixon is annoyed by what he sees as a PR stunt, but over the course of the meeting finds that they have much in common: they are both self-made men who came from humble beginnings and worked hard for their success, and they both feel unappreciated by an American culture they no longer understand.
They part on good terms, and pose together for an iconic photograph. On February 16, 1971, Nixon begins recording every meeting and phone call in the Oval Office.