Later this week White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump with travel to South Korea for the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics. She will travel on a commercial flight to Seoul and will lead the U.S. delegation in the final days of the games.
"I am honored to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. We look forward to congratulating Team USA and celebrating all that our athletes have achieved. Their talent, drive, grit and spirit embodies American excellence, and inspire us all," she said in a statement released by the White House Wednesday.
During her visit, Trump will have dinner with South Korean President Moon. She will not engage in any direct diplomacy with North Korean officials while she is there.
WH formally announces that @IvankaTrump will head the US Presidential delegation to the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in South Korea. No plans for any contacts with North Korean officials.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 21, 2018
Sr Admin Official says @IvankaTrump will travel commercial to Seoul, have dinner Friday night with Pres Moon at Blue House, then spend the weekend in PyeongChang for the last of the Olympic events and the closing ceremony Sunday night.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 21, 2018
Asked if any effort was being made to arrange contact between @IvankaTrump and the North Korean delegation, a Sr Admin Official gave a blunt one word answer: "No."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 21, 2018
Last two members of the presidential delegation to Olympic closing days include:— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 21, 2018
-US Embassy interim Chargé d’Affaires in Seoul Marc Knapper
-Sergeant Shauna Rohbock, Former Winter Olympian, current Team USA Coach,
and Member of the U.S. Army National Guard.
Here is the current U.S. medal count, courtesy of SBNation: