So, it’s no secret that many members of the public aren’t as in love with President Trump as they once were with former President of the United States, Barack Obama.
However, when one woman was out cycling and happened to meet the current President’s motorcade, she never imagined one action would result in the loss of her job.
Juli Briskman was out for a morning cycle when she met the vehicle, and decided to give the motorcade the middle finger salute – obviously not a fan of the Trump brigade!
Lone cyclist responds to @POTUS motorcade shortly after departing Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (Photo: @b_smialowski/@AFP) pic.twitter.com/MKM1kVIyTY
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 29, 2017
Nonetheless, the action which quickly went viral when captured on camera, resulted in Juli losing her job.
But, with the world being a wonderful rock of sense at time, the public have come together to make sure Juli and her family do not go without.
A member of the public, Rob Mello, has since set up a Go Fund Me account, titled ‘Thank You Juli Briskman‘ where anyone can make a monetary donation to the woman during her plight.
And in just one week they have raised over $100K for the woman!
Juli stated: “After I was terminated from my job on October 31st, I was driving home and as you can imagine, my thoughts were racing. I never imagined that my ‘one-finger salute’ […] would cost me my job. The actions of my company were swift and unexpected.”
“I was shocked and worried about many things: How and when to tell my children? How would I pay for healthcare? […] Through your very generous donations, many of those heavy burdens have been lifted.”
“I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support. For now, I can just say THANK YOU.”
Might make you think twice before engaging in such behaviour… Would you risk it?
Feature Image: Steve Herman/b_smialowski/AFP