Ivanka has her own ‘surreal’ brief sojourn into North Korea with Jared at the DMZ, then joins Mike Pompeo to thank U.S. troops – only to have her father compare the pair to ‘Beauty and the Beast’
- Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner entered a conference building straddling the line of demarcation between the two Koreas
- Her father was meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un
- She said afterward it was ‘surreal’
- The pair were there for Kim meeting, the New York Times reported
- Trump called her on stage during event at Osan Air Base
- He compared her and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ‘Beauty and the Beast’
As President Trump made his ‘historic’ trip onto North Korean territory, Ivanka Trump had her own ‘surreal’ trip across the line of demarcation.
Traveling to Seoul along with her father, Ivanka was spotted at the DMZ around the president’s historic handshake and third meeting with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
She was seen walking into one of the blue painted buildings that straddle the border, entering with husband Jared Kushner. Both are White House advisors to the president.
White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner walk at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019
When she emerged, a reporter asked her how it was to visit North Korea. ‘Surreal,’ she replied. The border line runs inside the building.
President Trump was at the DMZ to with Kim, who hailed the president as ‘courageous.’ Trump called it a ‘historic’ meeting and announced the resumption of talks.
Jared and Ivanka were also in the room when Trump met with Kim, the New York Times reported.
Later, at Osan Air Base, Trump called his daughter up briefly to address the troops, not long after acknowledging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
‘And you know who else I have? Has anyone ever heard of Ivanka? Come up Ivanka, come on. She’s going to steal the show,’ Trump said. He predicted his daughter ‘was going to steal the show.’
The building Trump and Kushner visited straddles the line between north and south
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019
Trump invited Ivanka to address U.S. troops along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, comparing the pair to ‘Beauty and the Beast’
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump meets US troops and their families stationed in South Korea in Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, following US President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un at the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ)
The pair approached the stage with Marine One in the background. ‘What a beautiful couple,’ Trump added. ‘Mike – Beauty and the beast, Mike,’ he quipped.
‘God bless America and god bless each and every one of you for being out here,’ she told the assembled forces. ‘We are very grateful to you and your loved ones who serve our nation out of uniform so thank you,’ Ivanka told the troops.
‘They made the trip with me and we spent a lot of time,’ the president added when they were done.