Juli Briskman became a viral sensation when she flipped off President Trump’s motorcade. She was riding her bicycle. The President was returning from a game of golf. Briskman lost her job as a result of the image. Now, though, her supporters have raised more than $70,000 as a sign of support. And she’s getting some unusual job offers.
“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,” USAToday writes. “Briskman, 50, was let go by Akima LLC, after the company deemed she violated their social media policy by using a now-viral photo of her flipping off the president as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter. ”
In addition to the cash, she received a job offer from XHamster, a porn website.
“@JulieBriskman, our marketing & social media team would gladly welcome a new member! Never give up and always stay true to your principles,” XHamster tweeted on Nov. 10.
The whole incident began as the President made his way back from the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29. That’s when Briskman made the rude gesture. She had been cycling on the road as the motorcade passed.
“POTUS’s motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3.12pm, passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign. Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger,” the White House pool reported.
“The motorcade had to slow and the cyclist caught up, still offering the finger, before turning off in a different direction. Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC.”
Briskman worked for Akima LLC. The company handles marketing and communications and holds several government contracts. Briskman was fired earlier this week.
“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,’” Briskman said in an interview with The Huffington Post. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’”
“In some ways, I’m doing better than ever,” Briskman said about the firing. “I’m angry about where our country is right now. I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something.”
“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” Briskman said. “I’m thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has power. I’m thinking, he’s at the damn golf course again.”
No word yet on where Briskman might land.