GoFundMe Campaign Passes $100,000 Goal for Woman Who Flipped Off Trump

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November 15, 2017

A GoFundMe campaign for Juli Briskman, the cyclist who lost her job after she flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade in Virginia, reached its goal on Wednesday, passing its $100,000 target.

"Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all," the GoFundMe page says. "This week we learned that she was fired from her employer for exercising her First Amendment rights."

As of press time, 4,471 people have donated $101,280 to the campaign since it was set up nine days ago.

Two of the largest donors are Rosie O'Donnell and an anonymous donor, who gave $1,000 and $1,500, respectively.

Briskman has spoken out multiple times since the incident, saying on MSNBC that she did not have any other way to vent her frustrations with the Trump administration.

"It was a spur-of-the-moment decision," Briskman said. "Lots of things were going through my mind about how disappointed I am with this administration. I didn't really have any other way to express my opinion to Mr. Trump, and so the finger was what I had at the time."

Briskman also said that she would not go back to her old government contractor job at Akima LLC—which fired her for violating its rules against posting "obscene content"—because she does not believe the company shares her "values."

Briskman's GoFundMe has received over $30,000 in the last day alone.

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