Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade

Lester Mason
November 14, 2017

Shortly after the virality peaked, Briskman lost her job. The GoFundMe campaign, which has a goal of $100,000, is now at over $70,000 and rising.

A GoFundMe account set up on behalf of Juli Briskman has raked in over $70,000 in donations since it was activated a week ago.

Briskman may not be an inspiration to those in favor of Trump, but to the anti-Trump contingent, her act serves as a simple and iconic indictment of the president's tenure thus far. The gesture eventually cost the mother of two her job as she was laid off by her employer ten days later. She wasn't too upset about it, though, telling the Huffington Post she felt she did good work: "In some ways, I'm doing better than ever, I'm angry about where our country is right now". "I'm thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out".

At the time, the 50-year-old said she was escorted from the building and told by her bosses that they wanted her to be professional. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare.

Ms Briskman said the firm was angered she had used the image as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter, informing her it went against social media policy and could therefore damage the company's reputation as a government contractor. 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. As bird-flipping news aficionados will recall, a thrilling photo of Briskman presenting Trump's convoy of idiocy with a well-timed middle finger went as viral as humanly possible last month.

Virginia is an employment-at-will state, meaning employers can fire people anytime and for any reason.

When asked by the Washington Post whether she regrets her actions, she replied like the American hero she is: "I'd do it again". "I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something".

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