It pays to flip off Trump's motorcade

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images

A woman who says she was sacked from her job after being photographed giving the finger to President Donald Trump's motorcade is receiving an unexpected severance pay, thanks to thousands of online supporters.

Briskman later told NBC's Megyn Kelly that she is speaking out about what happened because she witnessed another Akima employee simply receive a warning for posting vulgar language on Facebook.

The whole incident took place when Briskman was cycling through Sterling, Virginia in September and President Trump's motorcade passed her on the way to one of his golf courses.

While it appears she remains without employment following her firing, a GoFundMe campaign named "Thank You Juli Briskman" has raised over $60,000 (out of a goal of $100,000) in just seven days.

"Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all". Porn company xHamster put an open offer on Twitter for her to join their marketing and social media team, following the long tradition of adult entertainment companies trying to catch a ride on pop culture events.

When asked by the Washington Post whether she regrets her actions, she replied like the American hero she is: "I'd do it again". All proceeds are being donated directly to Juli. The GoFundMe campaign, which has a goal of $100,000, is now at over $70,000 and rising. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene.'" she told HuffPost after getting the pink slip. "As the campaign beneficiary, she will be able to post updates and comments, so stay tuned!"

Social media users heaped praise on the image of Ms Briskman at the time, hailing her as a "Heroine!" and even going so far as saying she should run for president in the 2020 election.

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