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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Woman Fired For Giving President Trump The Middle Finger

You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump.

The picture, snapped by a White House photographer traveling with the president as he left his golf course in Sterling, Va., went viral almost immediately. News outlets picked up the story when it appeared in a White House pool report. Late-night talk show hosts told jokes about the encounter and people on social media began hailing the unidentified woman as a “she-ro,” using the hashtag #Her2020.

The woman’s name is Juli Briskman. Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn’t so happy about the photo. They fired her over it.

In a Saturday interview with HuffPost, Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, said she was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger.

As the photo circulated online, Briskman decided to tell Akima’s HR department what was happening when she went to work on Monday. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company’s social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.

“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,‘” said Briskman. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’”

Briskman, who worked in marketing and communications at Akima for just over six months, said she emphasized to the executives that she wasn’t on the job when the incident happened and that her social media pages don’t mention her employer. They told her that because Akima was a government contractor, the photo could hurt their business, she said.

Virginia is an employment-at-will state, meaning employers can fire people anytime and for any reason. But Briskman said what’s been particularly infuriating is that a male colleague kept his job after recently posting lewd comments on his Facebook page that featured Akima LLC as his cover photo. She said this colleague was reprimanded for calling someone “a fucking Libtard asshole” on Facebook, but was allowed to delete the post and keep his job.

“How is that any less ‘obscene’ than me flipping off the president?” she asked. “How is that fair?”

Akima did not respond to requests for comment via email and phone.

Asked what she was thinking when she saw Trump’s motorcade roll up next to her, Briskman said it was a gut reaction to flip him off.

“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” she said. “I’m thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has power. I’m thinking, he’s at the damn golf course again.”

“I flipped off the motorcade a number of times,” she added.

Briskman, a Democrat, said she plans to look for a new job with an advocacy group that she believes in, like Planned Parenthood or PETA.

Despite getting fired, she said she has no regrets about the attention her public show of displeasure with Trump received. In fact, she said she’s happy to be an image of protest that resonates with many Americans.

Akima’s website went down later Monday.

from huffington post



  1. Replies
    1. There is freedom of speech and expression
      But freedom after speech and expression ?????

  2. America is reversing under Trump.

  3. Middle finger to Bubu..Stella post if you get mind sha. I am in Berlin so comman and beat me

  4. Good for her, their own don dey too much.They re abusing their freedom. You can't even ride this close to a president's convoy in Nigeria.

    1. As in eeh, as I saw the pix,I was imagining one riding a bike beside president Buhari's convoy.... Hahahahah the sweet trigger security aides will shoot on sight immediately.

      Even an ordinary L.G chairman, the kind of convoy and security detail that will be with him will cause one to develop premature stroke.

      I rem an incident, my mum's friend was trying to reverse her car( u know women in reverse nah), suddenly the Governor's convoy was approaching, this woman couldn't do anything again. Go front no, back she couldn't, she was just there with her heart hammering on her rib cage. Immediately, these fierce looking, suit-wearing aides started coming at her with a speed, opened her door, dragged her from d car and was almost beating her up if not for the timely intervention of the Governor. The woman she heard through their walkie talkie saying; "don't beat her", " don't touch her", "she is a woman", " leave her alone", by this time she has almost pissed her body. One of the guys now entered her car and drove off to the side for her.

      This woman was shaken that she couldn't drive the car to her destination again. She had to call her hubby to come pick her up.

      This happened during Orji Uzor Kalu's administration in Abia state.

    2. Chai. I wish I was in her shoes, na to carry the matter go human rights court for UN abi na international court of justice then collect big money for the governor hand

  5. Akima done buy fight

  6. I'm glad she got fired. Uncouth human being

    1. Like u nah.. See Kettle calling pot black.

  7. Very matter what you should respect the office of the president..what do we teach the young ones if we can't show simple courtesy and good social ethics..

  8. No be today people dey get fired & loose their job due to social media, facebook wahala.

    That's why I don't do facebook or instagram. Nobody can know about my private life, real personal interests & social or political or religious activities outside work. Infact i learnt not to ever trust co workers or anyone from work environment. Should in case they become spies or set up to undermine their colleagues, then they gat..nothing 👎 on me! Because they don't even know me anywayz..even if we socialize or work together for 100yrs.
    I dey fear office politics like plague. Even now i take extra precaution to record or video or photograph my contact with people, just in case it turns into "drama of lies" & treachery.

    1. Wow and I thought I had trust issues

  9. Baddest maama, try it in Niger and you be a goner


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