From an early age, Ivanka Trump shared her father's desire for money and praise and contempt for poor people, reports The Guardian, referring to an article written about her by a former school friend.
Lysandra Ohrstrom, who was the bridesmaid at her wedding, wrote for Vanity Fair magazine that Ivanka Trump was obsessed with status.
"She had Trump's radar for status, money, and power and her father's instinct to throw others under the bus to save herself," said Ohrstrom, who described Ivanka as her best friend while growing up.
In one passage, Ohrstrom claimed that during her 20s she recommended to a friend the book Empire Falls, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo about working-class characters in a small town in Maine.
“I remember Ivanka telling Ly, why would you tell me I would read a book about f.....g poor people? Why do you think I would be interested in this? ” - Ohrstrom claims.
Ohrstrom, a journalist reporting from Lebanon, said the necklace with her name written in the Arabic script she wore irritated Ivanka.
“One night in the middle of dinner, she glanced at the necklace and said, How does your Jewish boyfriend feel when that necklace of yours hits him in the face during sex. "How can you handle this thing that screams terrorism," - says Ohrstrom.
Ohrstrom said she wrote the article to show the true Ivanka, despite the risk of being branded as a hypocritical, privileged elitist who wants to take advantage of her relationship with the daughter of the US president.
"Although friends and family have warned me that this article will not be received the way I want it to be, I think the time has come for one of many critics from Ivanka's childhood to respond - if only to ensure she never really recovers from the decision to he binds his destiny to his father's, ”says Ohrstrom.
When Ivanka joined the Donald Trump White House team as an advisor in 2017, Ohrstrom expected to mitigate the President's most regressive, racist tendencies.
“Not because of any moral commitment, but because caging young children and breaking global climate agreements was not a good prospect in the halls of Davos,” she wrote.
Ohrstrom added that Ivanka spent her career emphasizing a more refined and intellectual version of the Trump brand, mixing feminism with the "mythical narrative" of business insight, but that fell apart when she supported her father's policy and judicial nominations.
"I watched Ivanka destroy the image she had been working on so much," concludes Ohrstrom.
It is unclear what Ivanka will do after Joe Biden moves to the White House in January.
She closed her eponymous clothing and footwear company in 2018, allegedly due to oversight and conflict of interest issues related to her work with her father’s administration.
There is speculation that she could run for public office.
In a recent interview with RealClearPolitics, she described herself as a "Trump Republican" and a "pragmatist when it comes to everything."