Thousands of dollars raised for woman who lost her job after flipping off Trump's motorcade


INDIANAPOLIS (WILX) — Thousands of people are now helping the woman who got fired after flipping the bird at President Donald Trump's motorcade.

Juli Briskman was on her bicycle last month when Trump's motorcade drove by her on a northern Virginia road. A photo that quickly went viral shows her raising the middle finger of her left hand in defiance. Briskman's face is not visible in the photo, but she told her bosses at Herndon, Virginia-based Akima LLC it was her.

Briskman says she was promptly fired from the government contracting firm and escorted out for violating the "code of conduct policy."

A GoFundMe page set up for Briskman has now raised more than $73,000 as of Tuesday morning. Briskman thanked supporters writing, “I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support. For now, I can just say THANK YOU and promise to be a good steward of these funds.” She goes on to say, "Through your generous donations, heavy burders have been lifted. Thank you!"

Briskman says her former employer VAkima LLC accused of her violating its social media policy because she posted a photo of her showing her middle finger to the presidential motorcade to Facebook and Twitter. The 50-year old mother of two says she'd do what she did again.