GoFundMe campaign raises money for fired cyclist who flipped off Trump
The woman who repeatedly flipped off President Donald Trump’s motorcade while biking — and gave us that now-iconic photo of her greeting — is getting some financial assistance from her admirers in the form of a $100,000 GoFundMe campaign.
The GoFundMe is intended to support the cyclist, Juli Briskman, who lost her job because of the photo. At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised nearly $58,000.
“Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all,” reads the GoFundMe’s description. “This week we learned that she was fired from her employer for exercising her first amendment rights. You can show your support by donating here.”
On Oct. 28 in Sterling, Virginia, Briskman gave Trump the finger as his motorcade drove past her while she was riding her bike. A White House photographer snapped a photo of the glorious gesture, and the photo quickly went viral.
Briskman told the Huffington Post that she informed her HR department of the photo since it was already everywhere. She was fired shortly thereafter, reportedly because she posted the photo on her social media accounts, which qualified as “obscene” content and supposedly violated her company’s employee conduct guidelines.
Since Briskman is now without a job, her friends started a “Thank You Juli Briskman” GoFundMe, which will benefit Briskman directly.
When asked by the Washington Post whether she regrets her actions, she replied like the American hero she is: “I’d do it again.”