More than Dollars 70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was sacked from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade.
A GoFundMe account set up on behalf of Juli Briskman has raked in over $70,000 in donations since it was activated a week ago.
The picture, snapped by a White House photographer traveling with the president as he left his golf course in Sterling, Va., went viral nearly immediately. The image immediately went viral.
Last week, Ms Briskman announced she had been fired from her job at a government contractor Akima LCC where she worked in marketing and communications.
Since Briskman is now without a job, her friends started a "Thank You Juli Briskman" GoFundMe, which will benefit Briskman directly.
Briskman says she has no regrets and that she'd do it again.
. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company's social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.
"They said, "We're separating from you, '" she recalled to HuffPost".
"Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things in your social media". He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene'".
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?". "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf". Traditionally when the internet goes a bit overboard with donating money to individuals after things go viral they end up donating to charity but it's yet to be seen how this will go - you can have yourself a pretty good year off with that amount of money, or even two if you go somewhere cheap.
"I think we have a big problem in this country", she said to the audience's applause.
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