Woman who got fired for giving Trump the finger is showered with money

The woman fired from her job for flipping off Donald Trump’s motorcade won’t have to work for awhile. On Halloween, in an attempt to get ahead of her employer finding out that she was the woman in the picture, Juli Briskman told her bosses at the government contracting firm Akima LLC and was promptly fired. She was told that the snap — which Briskman made her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook — violated Akima’s social media policy. A GoFundMe set up to support the unemployed cyclist has surpassed $115,000.

Here is the message she posted on the site:

Dear Friends,After I was terminated from my job on October, 31, I was driving home and as you can imagine, my thoughts were racing. I never imagined that my "one-finger salute" to the Presidential motorcade and its occupant would cost me my job. The actions of my company were swift and unexpected. I was shocked and worried about many things: How and when to tell my children? (my daughter's birthday was days away and of course I wanted her to have a happy one)How would I pay for healthcare? How much money do I have in my savings to cover our mortgage and general living expenses in Northern Virginia and how long will it last?How long will it take to land another job?This is the short list.Through your very generous donations, many of those heavy burdens have been lifted.I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support. For now, I can just say THANK YOU and promise to be a good steward of these funds.Juli Briskman

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