Ivanka Trump once blamed her loud fart on a classmate and was always 'ruthless', says former best friend
Journalist Lysandra Ohrstrom believes Ivanka picked up her father's habit of 'throwing others under the bus to save herself' at an early age
A longtime friend of President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, recently revealed the first time she noticed the White House adviser's ruthlessness, and it was the time she farted out loud and successfully blamed it on a friend. Lysandra Ohrstrom, a journalist for The Observer and Huffington Post, described the incident in an explosive article about her former friend in Vanity Fair, stating that Ivanka allegedly picked up her father's habit of "throwing others under the bus to save herself" at an early age. Ohrstrom, in her article, revealed how she forged a friendship with the real estate tycoon's daughter during a school trip -- they met at the elite Manhattan all-girls school Chapin -- to Paris and enjoyed Ivanka's "fun and loyal" persona for years. The journalist, however, revealed that Ivanka always shared her father's obsession with status and wealth and would often remark on how people with professions like teaching and policing could afford flashy cars and big houses in movies. Ohrstrom said that the president's daughter would often ask questions like "since when can a teacher afford a BMW?" or "why is a police officer living in a house like that?" while watching movies.
The journalist revealed that Ivanka, unlike her father, was often welcomed into East Coast "old money" circles by people who considered Donald Trump crass and vulgar. However, the former friend added that the first daughter has now squandered her goodwill by becoming the public face of her father's divisive politics and administration.
Although Ohstrom and Ivanka were the best of friends for years, the former revealed that their relationship took a fall immediately after Ivanka's wedding, at which the 38-year-old journalist was one of the maids of honor. The journalist revealed that the two became distant after Ivanka's marriage with Jared Kushner but were polite to each other. However, Ohrstrom ceased being in contact with Ivanka after she paid no interest in the journalist's career, saying: "Ly, I’m too busy for this s**t."
The former friend also accused Ivanka of being the ringleader behind an incident where a group of girls flashed their breasts at a hot dog seller. "One of the earliest memories I have of Ivanka from before we were friends is when she blamed a fart on a classmate. Some time later, she goaded me and a few other girls into flashing our breasts out the window of our classroom in what has since been labeled the 'flashing the hot dog man' incident in Chapin lore. Ivanka had basically been the ringleader, but she pleaded her innocence to the headmistress and got off scot-free. The rest of us were suspended," Ohrstrom claimed.
The journalist described Ivanka as "bratty" when she was in high school, adding that she would often blame others to get herself out of trouble.
Ohrstrom, in her piece, also shared her own personal experiences with Ivanka's father, saying he would often comment on her weight and would congratulate her whenever she lost some. She also recalled how incredulous Trump felt after she told him that Ivanka was not the prettiest girl in their class, but was among the top five. Her remark came after the real estate tycoon reportedly asked Ohrstrom if his daughter was the prettiest in the class.