Throughout President Donald Trump’s first term in office, multiple high-profile critics have come forward to spread allegations and insinuation through various tell-all books designed to hurt him and his family.
A particularly disturbing example of this trend came in a recent article written by one of Ivanka Trump’s childhood friends, who celebrated the president’s loss and indicated that his eldest daughter was no longer welcome in the elite circles she used to travel, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
“I was sure she would step in”
Lysandra Ohrstom wrote the piece published this week by Vanity Fair, sparking a bit of pushback over some of its claims.
She and Ivanka Trump became friends while attending an elite New York City all-girls school in the 1990s, later serving as maid of honor when Trump married Jared Kushner in 2009.
Not only did Ohrstrom attract some mockery over recollections including her then-friend allegedly blaming someone else for passing gas, but her article was also denounced as out of touch and condescending in its assumptions about Trump supporters.
Her main focus, however, appeared to be a proclamation that Ivanka Trump will be exiled from New York City’s social scene and banished to live among the supporters her father has courted over the past several years.
“When Ivanka joined her dad’s administration, I was sure she would step in to moderate her father’s most regressive, racist tendencies — not out of any moral commitment, but because caging young children and ripping up global climate agreements was not a good look in the halls of Davos,” Ohrstrom wrote.
“How appalled we are”
She went on to assert that Ivanka Trump “laid waste” to a solid reputation she built over the course of her life.
According to Ohrstrom, several mutual friends discussed “how appalled we are that she didn’t publicly oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination” and other “especially repugnant policies” put forth by the Trump administration.
Nevertheless, she said they all opted to keep their opinions to themselves — until now. Suggesting her former friend now sees herself as “American royalty,” Ohrstrom said she had “grown increasingly repulsed by Ivanka’s ability to aid and abet her father” even as she remained “comforted by the certainty that the backlash from those whose respect she craves most must sting.”
Instead of returning to New York City, she recommended Ivanka Trump head to Palm Beach, Florida, where she could be “shielded from the economic and social consequences of the policies she pursued for the past four years, the backlash against them, and from having to interact with her MAGA following.”
In addition to the accusations of her ex-friend, Ivanka Trump has also recently spoken out against the perceived “harassment” at play in ongoing investigations into consultant fees she might have received.