$57k Raised For Bicyclist Who Gave Trump The Finger


A GoFundMe campaign for Juli Briskman, the cyclist who lost her job after she flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade, has raised over $70,000.

A GoFundMe page set up for Juli Briskman had raised more than $60,500 as of Monday afternoon.

Briskman was riding her bike past the presidential caravan October 28 in Sterling, Va. when she was photographed by a White House photographer giving the one-finger salute.

Although Briskman's gesture went viral and made her something of a hero to Trump-haters, her employer was not amused.

Briskman says she was promptly fired from the government contracting firm and escorted out for violating the "code of conduct policy". "I have connected with Juli and she has been officially setup as the beneficiary on this GoFundMe campaign", Rob Mello, who started the fundraiser last week, said.

Recalling the unlikely furore which took place on her standard cycling route, the mother of two said she became incensed when she set eyes on the USA president's motorcade coming up beside her.

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Addressing the sacking process itself, the marketing executive said: "They said, 'We're separating from you'".

"Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things in your social media".

Briskman told the Huffington Post that she informed her HR department of the photo since it was already everywhere.

"I really wasn't going to talk about this until I remembered the fellow that I actually flagged to the company that he had written very obscene things in someone else's conversation on Facebook", Briskman told Megyn Kelly in an interview on NBC.

She added: "Only one third of Puerto Rico has power. So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene'".

"I was thinking about all this, tooling along, when I see the black cars come and I remember, oh yeah, he was back on the golf course", she said. In fact, she said she's happy to be an image of protest that resonates with many Americans.