Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

A GoFundMe campaign for Juli Briskman, the Virginia cyclist who gave the president's motorcade the middle finger while biking, has raised more than $84,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

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 GoFundMe is meant to support the cyclist, Juli Briskman, who lost her job because of the photo.

"I never imagined that my "one-finger salute" to the presidential motorcade and its occupant would cost me my job", Briskman writes on the GoFundMe page, which was started by MA resident Rob Mello.

Ms Briskman later said: "I wasn't even at work when I did that".

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Briskman, who is 50 and has two children, saw the motorcade during a weekend bike ride in Virginia and made a decision to express how she felt about the administration. The picture was then posted to social media and instantly went viral. Well the public didn't seem to think that was fair and a Go Fund Me account was launched for the mother of two. "I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again", she continued.

Addressing the sacking process itself, the marketing executive said: "They said, 'We're separating from you'".

So far, 3,306 people have pledged $77,599.

She said she drew attention to the fact her social media pages make no mention her employer and that the incident took place during her own time.

"Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things on your social media. So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene, '" she added. "Through your generous donations, heavy burdens have been lifted", she said.

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