Juli Briskman was out for a morning bike ride in Sterling, VA when the president's motorcade whizzed by. So, she did what came naturally to her when she found herself in close proximity to Donald Trump; she flipped him off. A lightning-fast White House photographer snapped the picture of her greeting President Donald Trump with a forceful bird, and that image of Briskman immediately went viral. Now, she's been fired from her job, and the explanation her former employer gave for her termination is so maddening it will make you want to release a million middle fingers into the sky like angry doves.
Juli Briskman's bike ride led to maybe one of the best viral photos of all time.
via: Getty ImagesBriskman flipped off Donald Trump's motorcade as it left Trump's golf course in Sterling, VA, and the second this photo reached the eyeballs of Twitter, Briskman became a hero.
Or a "she-ro," as the hashtag put it.
@julibriskman Fierce! #shero #Her2020 https://t.co/nZu5QE9NgW— Soup Slinger (@Soup Slinger)1509982319.0
And yet, she was fired from her job with government contractor Akima LLC following her 15 minutes of fame.
That woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade? I talked to her this weekend. She just got fired. https://t.co/cv4mnNHlKs— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery)1509971596.0