Public raises over $70,000 for woman sacked after giving the middle finger to Donald Trump
Earlier this month it was revealed that Juli Briskman, the cyclist who went viral after sticking a middle finger up at Donald Trump’s motorcade, had lost her job due to the protest.
Now the mother of two has been showered with donations on GoFundMe. More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for her. More than 3,000 donations — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since November 6.
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.”