Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger gets $76K in donations

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After the photo gained internet fame, Briskman made a decision to alert her employer, Akima LLC, a government contractor, that she is the woman in the photograph. She worked for government contractor Akima LLC, which was apparently not pleased at the attention Briskman brought to the company. All proceeds of the $100,000 goal fund are expected to go to Briskman in an effort to alleviate any financial woes she may have.

Since Briskman is now without a job, her friends started a "Thank You Juli Briskman" GoFundMe, which will benefit Briskman directly. "This week we learned that she was sacked from her employer for exercising her first amendment rights".

Responding to the news of the collection, Briskman said she never imagined a "one-finger salute" would result in her contract being terminated.

While riding her bike, the 50-year-old marketing executive found herself the anonymous subject of both praise and condemnation after she clearly and definitively shot her middle finger to Trump's passing motorcade on a road in Sterling, Virginia.

Organizers posted that "Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all. You can show your support by donating here".

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When asked by the Washington Post whether she regrets her actions, she replied like the American hero she is: "I'd do it again".

She added: "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things on your social media".

She previously said that when Trump's motorcade passed her it was her initial reaction to flip the bird. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene'".

Briskman, in a message on the GoFundMe page, wrote: "Through your generous donations, heavy burdens have been lifted".

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