Cyclist fired for giving Trump the finger receives $70k in donations

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

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. 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.

I have connected with Juli and she has been officially setup as the beneficiary on this GoFundMe campaign. I got fired from one because I was really, really bad at selling mobile phone plans to people, which is not really something to be super proud of.

A GoFundMe campaign spotted by Dazed Monday cites Briskman as "an inspiration to us all", which is very true.

She added: "Only one third of Puerto Rico has power".

Since Briskman is now without a job, her friends started a "Thank You Juli Briskman" GoFundMe, which will benefit Briskman directly.

"I think we have a big problem in this country", she said to the audience's applause. All proceeds are being donated directly to Juli.

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

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

The crowdfunding effort comes after Briskman claimed she was called into her employer's office and let go.

Briskman told the Huffington Post that she informed her HR department of the photo since it was already everywhere. She was sacked for repeatedly and very publicly flipping off the wispy-haired concentration of pure dickheadship that is the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump (you might have heard of him).

Social media users heaped praise on the image of Ms Briskman at the time, hailing her as a "Heroine!" and even going so far as saying she should run for president in the 2020 election.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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