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Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger gets $76K in donations

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger gets $76K in donations

A woman who says she was sacked from her job after being photographed giving the finger to President Donald Trump's motorcade is receiving an unexpected severance pay, thanks to thousands of online supporters.

Unfortunately, 50-year-old Juli Briskman was quickly identified by higher ups at Akima LLC where she was a government contractor and fired. As bird-flipping news aficionados will recall, a thrilling photo of Briskman presenting Trump's convoy of idiocy with a well-timed middle finger went as viral as humanly possible last month.

A GoFundMe campaign to support Virginia resident Juli Briskman - who now famously flipped off the commander-in-chief's motorcade while biking - has raised more than $73,000 dollars as of Tuesday. At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised almost $58,000.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Briskman said the gesture was "the only way I had to give him the message that I wanted to give him", which was: "Really?"

A Go Fund Me campaign for Ms Briskman, who became something of a national hero after the image found its way into all corners of the internet, has now raised over half of its $100,000 target.




She said "no" when asked if she regrets giving Trump the finger. "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf".

A fan named Rob Mello responded by starting the GoFundMe campaign.

"Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all", the donation page read. "You can show your support by donating here".

"I think we have a big problem in this country", she said to the audience's applause. She also participated in the Woman's Day by holding up a "Not My President" sign at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters.