$70000 Raised For Cyclist Who Was Fired For Giving Trump The Finger

Briskman later told NBC's Megyn Kelly that she is speaking out about what happened because she witnessed another Akima employee simply receive a warning for posting vulgar language on Facebook.

Briskman hasn't yet announced a new job, but - rather predictably - she does have at least one offer.

Three days later, the 50-year-old marketing executive was sacked by her company, government contractor Akima.

On Oct. 28 in Sterling, Virginia, Briskman gave Trump the finger as his motorcade drove past her while she was riding her bike.

Since Briskman is now without a job, her friends started a "Thank You Juli Briskman" GoFundMe, which will benefit Briskman directly.

"I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again".

Till this day, the image remains her cover photo on her Facebook page.

I have connected with Juli and she has been officially setup as the beneficiary on this GoFundMe campaign.All proceeds are being donated directly to Juli.

In last one week, the campaign has raised more than $ 70,000 and says it aims to raise a total of $100,000 for Briskman. "He pulled ads for open enrollment in ObamaCare". "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or 'obscene" things in your social media.

She insisted that she does not regret her decision and said she was pleased to be a symbol of resistance towards the president, adding: "In some ways, I'm doing better than ever".

"My finger said what I was feeling", Briskman later told CNN. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene'". More than 2,500 people have made donations through the page.

The FADER has contacted Briskman for further comment.

Vanessa Coleman

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