It pays to flip off Trump's motorcade

Adjust Comment Print

The woman who repeatedly flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade while biking - and gave us that now-iconic photo of her greeting - is getting some financial assistance from her admirers in the form of a $100,000 GoFundMe campaign.

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 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. As bird-flipping news aficionados will recall, a thrilling photo of Briskman presenting Trump's convoy of idiocy with a well-timed middle finger went as viral as humanly possible last month.

"Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all", wrote Rob Mello, who created the GoFundMe campaign that lists Briskman as a beneficiary. She goes on to say, "Through your generous donations, heavy burders have been lifted". The gesture eventually cost the mother of two her job as she was laid off by her employer ten days later.

"They said, "We're separating from you, '" said Briskman". 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.

Three properties of Dawood Ibrahim up for auction in Mumbai today
Ibrahim's close aide, Kaskar, after being released from jail was staying in this building and conducting operations of D Company. The Centre has sometimes back taken a decision to sell off several properties belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim .

"He was passing by and my blood just started to boil", she told Huffington Post.

She added: "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things on your social media". Echoing her previous remarks to the Post, Briskman said the middle finger was the only way to send Trump the message she wanted to give him.

She added: "Only one third of Puerto Rico has power".

"I don't think it was right", she said. In fact, she said she's happy to be an image of protest that resonates with many Americans.

She said: "I'm angry about where our country is right now".