White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will join the Ivanka Trump-led United States delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The White House has confirmed such information to the media.
Sanders is scheduled to leave on Thursday and will be back to Washington next week.
Sanders has also joined President Trump’s Asian trip last year, which also included a stop in South Korea.
A White House official told media that Sanders will be in Pyeongchang to cheer on the U.S. team, and especially cheer for female athletes.
Sanders is regarded as a trusted adviser and she will be there to also affirm the U.S. alliance with South Korea. There are no plans on the part of the U.S. and Sanders to meet with North Korean officials.
The Goldwater earlier reported that South Korea is preparing a royal welcome for Ivanka Trump, planning to give her the kind of lavish preparation only reserved for a first lady or head of state.
Ivanka is visiting Pyeongchang on February 25 for the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. No less than President Moon Jae In will accompany her to watch a skiing competition. South Korea’s First Lady Kim Jung Sook will also accompany Ivanka to show her around the country.
Our report also says South Korean officials are hoping to get in the good graces of the first daughter and special advisor to the POTUS with the goal of lobbying her father, President Donald Trump, to visit North Korea on a diplomatic trip.
The Goldwater also ran another story where the Trump administration revealed on Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics but it was Kim Jong Un’s government which canceled at the last minute.
North Korea “dangled” a meeting with Pence with the hopes that by doing so would inspire Pence to ease up on the North. North Korea eventually bailed out on the meeting it initially sought, perhaps having seen how tough Pence remained in his stance against North Korea’s human rights record and nuclear arms aggression.