A 50-year-old mother-of-two who lost her job earlier this month for sticking a middle finger up at Donald Trump’s motorcade has been showered with donations of over $70,000 after a GoFundMe account was created to support her.
Julie Briskman went viral when newsmen captured her on a bike giving the President’s motorcade the middle finger on October 28 as the president left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. Three days later, the marketing executive was fired by her company, government contractor Akima.
After she was fired, Rob Mello, who was inspired by what Juli did, set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for her.
“Thank you, Juli Briskman,” wrote Rob Mello.
The description for the campaign reads: “Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all. This week we learned that she was fired from her employer for exercising her first amendment rights.”
The account was set up on November 6 and only days after, over $70, 000 has been raised with thousands of people donating between $5 to $250. The aim is to raise $100,000 and from the look of things, that amount will be raised sooner than later.