Campaign Raises More Than $70000 for Woman Who Flipped off Trump

Juli Briskman                   Someone posted this graphic on Juli Briskman's Facebook page after she flipped off the president's motorcade. Briskman was amused

The image went viral and Briskman was later fired after bringing the incident to the attention of her employer, Akima LLC, an engineering company.

The episode started when Ms Briskman was cycling through Sterling, Virginia, in September and President Trump's motorcade passed her on the way to one of his golf courses. "This week we learned that she was sacked from her employer for exercising her first amendment rights", reads the fundraising page which was set up by Rob Mello.

The photo of Briskman giving the finger only showed her from the back, unidentifiable, with the left arm out and middle finger up.

50-year-old Juli Briskman, who identifies herself as a Democrat, said she didn't think twice before doing so. "I'm thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out".

She added: "Only one third of Puerto Rico has power". A GoFundMe campaign spotted by Dazed Monday cites Briskman as "an inspiration to us all", which is very true. "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf". All proceeds are being donated directly to Juli.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Briskman said the gesture was "the only way I had to give him the message that I wanted to give him", which was: "Really?" Porn company xHamster put an open offer on Twitter for her to join their marketing and social media team, following the long tradition of adult entertainment companies trying to catch a ride on pop culture events. So far more than $73,000 has been raised in $5, $20, and $100 donations. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene'".

She said: "I'm angry about where our country is right now".

Neither Briskman nor Mello immediately returned requests for comment on the online fundraiser.

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