$57k Raised For Bicyclist Who Gave Trump The Finger

14 November, 2017, 18:27 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade - Huffington Post UK

A White House photographer snapped a photo of the glorious gesture, and the photo quickly went viral.

Juli Briskman found short-lived anonymous notoriety when a photo was taken of her from behind as she rode on her bike next to the President's motorcade the weekend before Halloween, clearly telling 45 that he's number 1. She was sacked shortly thereafter, reportedly because she posted the photo on her social media accounts, which qualified as "obscene" content and supposedly violated her company's employee conduct guidelines.

Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, spoke with HuffPost shortly after the incident and said her former employer, Akima LLC, accused her of violating its social media policy because she posted a photo of her showing her middle finger to the presidential motorcade to Facebook and Twitter.

Now a GoFundMe campaign has been set up in Briskman's honor, describing her as an "inspiration".

"He was passing by and my blood just started to boil", she said. "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf".

She insisted that she does not regret her decision and said she was pleased to be a symbol of resistance towards the president, adding: "In some ways, I'm doing better than ever". "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or 'obscene" things in your social media.

The US president was making his 96th visit to one of his properties when Briskman saw red and flipped him the finger.

She said: "I was shocked and anxious about many things: How would I pay for healthcare?"

In a note, which the campaign says is from her, however, Briskman thanks the donors saying " After I was terminated from my job on October, 31, ...

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