From the first time they met in seventh grade up through Ohrstrom’s role as a maid of honor in Ivanka’s 2009 wedding to Jared Kushner, the duo were, the essay and accompanying photographs reveal, closely bonded. Throughout the piece, Ohrstrom recalls example after example of what much of the public already suspected about Trump: Despite pre-2016 attempts to distinguish herself as different from her father, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her sense of entitlement, staggering elitism, and hunger for power are just as unchecked as her father’s. “And of course, she had the Trump radar for status, money, and power, and her dad’s instinct to throw others under the bus to save herself,” writes Ohrstrom.
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