Cyclist who was fired after she gave Trump the finger is showered with donations

Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passes -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe | © AFP/File | Brendan Smialowski
Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passes -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe | © AFP/File | Brendan Smialowski

Washington (AFP) | 14 November 2017 11:00

More than 3,000 donations — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman.

Briskman’s raised middle finger was caught by news photographers as Trump’s motorcade passed her on October 28 as he left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. The image immediately went viral.

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

“Thank you Juli Briskman,” wrote Rob Mello, who set up the GoFundMe account, calling her “an inspiration to us all.”

All the money raised goes directly to Briskman, he says on the site.

© 2017 AFP

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