Late last month as US President Donald Trump departed from Trump National Golf Course, his motorcade passed by 50-year-old mother Juli Briskman who was riding along the side of the road on her bike. According to a statement released by the White House, Briskman gave the cars a bold middle finger when she realized who she was riding alongside.
According to the White House statement:
“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 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 was quickly fired from her job as a marketing specialist at the government contractor Akima because she allegedly violated the company’s social media obscenity policy by posting the viral photo of her flipping off the motorcade on her Facebook profile. However, Briskman says that her Facebook profile does not connect her to Akima in any way, and she also contends that other employees are far more vulgar on their own social media pages.
“They said, ‘We’re separating from you. Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’” said Briskman.
After she was fired, Briskman told the Huffington Post that another employee kept their job after they were reported for calling a fellow co-worker a “f—–g Libtard a—–e” on Facebook.
“How is that any less ‘obscene’ than me flipping off the President? How is that fair?”, she asked.
Meanwhile, internet trolls have swarmed the Facebook profile for Akima and littered every post on the page with negative or blatantly “obscene” comments.
Despite losing her job, Briskman said that she had no regrets and would do it all over again if she had the choice.
“In some ways, I’m doing better than ever. I’m angry about where our country is right now. I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something.” she said.
Luckily for Briskman, she isn’t the only person in America who is worried about where the country is going. In fact, her views are shared by close to a half million business owners across the country who have sent in job offers to Briskman after learning about her situation.
Although Briskman is a marketing consultant, she is getting offers from all types of different positions.
Norm LaForge, the owner of a multi-million dollar cell tower company said she doesn’t even need to see any additional qualifications, “It took guts to do what she did, giving the finger to The Great White Dope. That kind of chutzpah makes a great salesperson. She’s hired.”
Darlene Ranalin, the founder of a public relations firm in Boston doesn’t have any openings, but she said she will make an exception for Briskman, “I don’t have any openings, but I’ll find a place for her anyway. I guess President Drumpf was right after all, he really is creating new jobs.”
Briskman has even received job offers to teach fitness classes. “She’s my ‘she-ro.’ She can take over our spin classes and teach everyone that great presidential salute!” said gym owner Lucy Clementori.
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