She has since said the action was worth losing the marketing position she had held for about six months, and the more than $88,000 donated to her by thousands of people over little more than a week via GoFundMe would seem to prove that. 31. “My finger said what I was feeling,” Briskman later told CNN. “I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support,” Briskman wrote. 28, 2017, in Sterling, Virginia. 39.006699
Woman Says She Was Fired After Flipping Off President Trump’s Motorcade in Virginia CNN Wire contributed to this report. A fundraising campaign set up with the goal of supporting a woman who was fired from her job after flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade had raised more than $88,000 by Tuesday morning. “I’m angry and I’m frustrated.”
The shot soon went viral, after which Briskman shared news of the incident with her employer, construction firm Akima LLC. A photographer captured her as she raised her middle finger toward the caravan. Juli Briskman gestures with her middle finger as a motorcade with U.S. President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course Oct. The company told her she violated its social media policy and promptly terminated her, Briskman said. In an update posted to the fundraising page Tuesday, Briskman said the money would allow her to cover the cost of health insurance, her mortgage and celebrating her daughter’s birthday, which was days after Briskman was fired on Oct. All proceeds will be given directly to Briskman, according to the campaign’s founder, Massachusetts resident Rob Mello. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images)
Virginia resident Juli Briskman was biking in near her home late last month when the president’s motorcade passed her by on its way from one of Trump’s golf courses to the White House.