Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Lysandra Ohrstrom is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. She is also someone who, according to an in-depth article she wrote for Vanity Fair, considered Ivanka Trump her best friend when they were growing up in New York City. And Ohrstrom's piece, published this week, is full of anecdotes about their interactions in the past — including times when the now-White House senior adviser expressed bigoted anti-Islam views.
"Ivanka Trump was my best friend growing up," Ohrstrom explains. "We first met when I joined her seventh-grade class at Chapin, an all-girls' school on Manhattan's Upper East Side that had a reputation for attracting a blue blood, feminine, but ambitious cohort of young girls — not unlike its most famous alumnus, Jackie O. After spending the previous four years in social isolation in the suburbs, I was eager to land on the popular side of the classroom, ruled over by Ivanka and about five other wild, entitled, precocious preteens."