Attending the forum as his advisor was eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, who made clear to CNN's Jim Acosta that she didn't want to acknowledge the case Democratic House impeachment managers were making in their case against her father.
Acosta approached Ivanka as she descended a set of stairs, asking her "what are your thoughts?" on her father's impeachment trial. She clearly had no intention of answering and did her awkward best to evade him.
CNN’s @acosta catches up with @IvankaTrump at #Davos #WEF20 #cnn https://t.co/gDMM9yIyQm— Matt Hoye (@Matt Hoye) 1579611334.0
Acosta, of course, has gotten into tiffs with Trump during press conferences and the White House even vindictively released an altered video meant to make him look belligerent. The Trump administration revoked his press pass, only restoring it after they were court-ordered to do so.
But despite Acosta's professionalism and Ivanka's awkward evasion, some of Trump's allies thought it was Ivanka who came out on top in this exchange.
Really inappropriate for Acosta to cat-call Ivanka Trump this way https://t.co/lJyJbopifU— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸) 1579629642.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump You misspelled “Gets blown off like a nerd hitting on the hottest cheerleader in high school”— CNN is Liberal Propaganda❗️❌🇺🇸 (@CNN is Liberal Propaganda❗️❌🇺🇸) 1579661631.0
FAKE NEWS JIM ACOSTA IS UPSET Jim is having a temper tantrum because @IvankaTrump refused to talk to him about the… https://t.co/jsiavkBzcd— Terrence K. Williams (@Terrence K. Williams) 1579652148.0
But most were critical of Ivanka for avoiding such a basic question.
LMAO!! Watch Ivanka play dumb... #Davos20 https://t.co/4qoYy8cwz5— Mystery Solvent (@Mystery Solvent) 1579643870.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump This is good journalism by @Acosta - Ivanka Trump’s Marie “let them eat cake” im… https://t.co/cXoH7Q5i0E— West Wing Reports (@West Wing Reports) 1579650561.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump Apparently she forgot she works for us.— TigerLily (@TigerLily) 1579620801.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump Trumps are all cowards!— kate willis (@kate willis) 1579640940.0
And...wait—hold on—why is Ivanka even in Davos for the World Economic Forum anyway?
That's what others want to know too.
TFW you realize US taxpayers are footing the bill for Ivanka to attend Davos. https://t.co/Er6EgL2iqx— Kate Brannen (@Kate Brannen) 1579636367.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump Why is she there? And why does Jared have a security clearance? They are all criminals. #unwantedivanka— S. LOUISE (@S. LOUISE) 1579612821.0
@mattyhoyeCNN @Acosta @IvankaTrump Why is she even at Davos and are the taxpayers picking up the tab for her to be there?— Lee Kessler (@Lee Kessler) 1579611890.0
Nothing to see here.