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GoFundMe Campaign for Cyclist Fired After Flipping Off Trump Raises $100K

GoFundMe Campaign for Cyclist Fired After Flipping Off Trump Raises $100K
A woman on a bike gestures with her middle finger as a motorcade with President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course on Oct. 28, 2017, in Sterling, Virginia.(Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:38 PM

More than $100,000 has been donated to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help the bicyclist who was fired from her job after a photo of her flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade went viral.

Juli Briskman was let go from Akima LLC, a government contractor, because she violated their social media policy with her obscene gesture, according to CNBC. Briskman told her employer she was the one pictured in the viral image the day before she was fired.

Briskman, who is 50 and has two children, saw the motorcade during a weekend bike ride in Virginia and decided to express how she felt about the administration. She said she does not regret the decision, CNBC reported.

Rob Mello of Massachusetts created the GoFundMe campaign with Briskman as the beneficiary, writing that “Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all.” More than 4,400 people donated through the page to raise the $100,000-plus.

“I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support. For now, I say thank you and promise to be a good steward of these funds,” Briskman wrote on the fundraising page Tuesday.

Briskman spoke to Megyn Kelly of NBC about her firing because she saw another Akima employee get a warning for using vulgar language on Facebook.

“I don’t think it was right,” Briskman told Kelly. “They treated me differently, it was not an equal application of their social media policy.”

“I think we have a big problem in this country,” Briskman said about why she chose to flip off Trump’s motorcade.

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A GoFundMe campaign set up to help the bicyclist who was fired from her job after flipping off President Donald Trump's motorcade has raised more than $100,000.
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