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ivanka trump winter olympics

Ivanka Trump arrived at the Olympics in style Friday, decked out in a red snowsuit and flashing a heart to the South Korean crowd.

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Trump was joined by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the Olympic voyage, and after a brief dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first daughter went to the course to watch the American snowboarders.

Ivanka watched the big air snowboarding competition at the games as the U.S.’s Kyle Mack notched a silver medal. The first daughter will lead the closing delegation at the Olympics on Sunday.

But, it wasn’t all fun and games for Ivanka, she also played a little diplomacy and spoke to President Moon about economic sanctions on North Korea. In a statement a WH official said, “[Ivanka] delivered a personal message to President Moon from President Trump about today’s North Korea related sanctions announcement at a small meeting. They also discussed the continued effort on the joint maximum pressure campaign against North Korea.” President Trump has advocated for stricter sanctions on North Korea on several occasions and criticized China for dealing with the hermit kingdom.


While the winter games have had their fair share of excitement on the ice (including the USA’s first ever gold medal in curling), the games have also been a test of the diplomatic skills of Trump’s administration. The games opened with Vice President Pence in the stands sitting only feet away from the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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