The White House adviser and first daughter of the United States president, Ivanka Trump has been directed by President Donald Trump and the US Olympic Committee to lead a delegation of political appointees to Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This will take place just about when they come to a culminating end, as reported by a White House official to CNN on Monday (Feb. 5).

Her role as a White House adviser

According to WenyNews, whilst she is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Ivanka will be expected to team up with the White House delegation and show their support to the United States athletes therein; other members of the White House delegation are yet to be officially announced though.

Trump, who has a portfolio in the West Wing that includes women's economic empowerment, workforce development, and tax reform, had nicely executed her role as a White House adviser. She worked with the United States Olympic Committee to secure the 2028 summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This is in line to be the first summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States since Atlanta 1996.

"Getting ready for the upcoming Winter Olympics! #Olympics2018 #TeamUSA." Trump tweeted a couple of days ago to show her excitement about the upcoming Olympic Winter Games.

Keeping the peace

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence will be at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as part of a six-day tour through Asia.

As reported by DailyMail UK, Pence hopes and aims that security measures have been kept in place to keep the peace as this sporting event rolls in. He is particularly cautious of North Korea, who participates as a joint team with the South.

A White House official had said on condition of anonymity that the vice president is set to hold symbolic events of his own to highlight the North's human rights abuses and nuclear ambitions.

As reportedly said, he is wary of North Korea and insists the sporting atmosphere in Pyeongchang should not "cloud the reality of a regime that must continue to be isolated by the world community." Pence had this to say as he inspected missile defense facilities that monitor and could respond to a launch by the North.

Pence tweeted last Monday he intends to bring Otto Warmbier's father, the boy held in captivity by North Korea for 17 months, to the opening ceremony of the Olympics this coming week.

He said the man and his wife serve as a reminder of the despicable turn of events under the regime of Kim Jong-un.

Pence did further tweet that he has not requested and has no intention to meet with the North Korea delegation, but "will see what happens" in the coming weeks.