The more you see the above picture, the better it gets.
And it gets better still when you learn that the woman giving the middle finger to Donald Trump’s motorcade, doesn’t regret the action — not even given what happened next.
According to a number of news reports coming out of the US, Juli Briskman was fired by the government contractor she worked for, Akima LLC, within days of the above photograph going viral.
The photo was taken while Juli was cycling in Virginia last month, when she saw the passing motorcade returning from the golf course.
Juli, who gave the middle finger to the passing cars multiple times, told the Huffington Post that: “He was passing by and my blood just started to boil … I’m thinking about the Daca recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrolment in Obamacare. Only one third of Puerto Rico has power. I’m thinking, he’s at the damn golf course again.”
No, we cannot confirm @POTUS in his vehicle noticed her. He had on reading glasses so he may not have been looking out the window.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 29, 2017
But Juli’s employer wasn’t happy, despite her opening up to the HR department almost immediately.
Juli was told that she had violated the company’s social media policy, by using it as profile pic across social media accounts. Such accounts did not mention her employer’s name, and were not connected to her work in the marketing and communications department.
It’s interesting that someone gets fired for flipping the bird. But a presidential candidate admitting to grabbing women by the pussy? No problem!
She gave the president the bird…& got fired. He bragged about grabbing women by the pussy…& became President. https://t.co/Ne7gJfmpUj
— Georgina Dent (@georgiedent) November 7, 2017
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 6, 2017
Juli, who’s now looking for work with an advocacy group she supports, like Planned Parenthood, said she’s in many ways, “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.”
This cyclist flipped off Trump’s motorcade pic.twitter.com/HBgVHeIari
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 29, 2017