Washington, Nov 14 (AFP) More than USD 70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump’s motorcade. Also Read - Kamala Harris' Niece Tweets Image Depicting Aunt as Goddess Durga, Hindu Groups Seek Apology
More than 3,000 donations — from USD 5 to USD 250 — have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman. Also Read - US Election 2020 Latest Updates: Donald Trump, Joe Biden Mics to be Muted During Final Debate, President Objects
Briskman’s raised middle finger was caught by news photographers as Trump’s motorcade passed her on October 28 as he left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. The image immediately went viral. Also Read - Trump-Biden Battle: 15 Days to go, What Could Change Till November 3 US Elections?
Three days later, the 50-year-old marketing executive was fired by her company, government contractor Akima.
“Thank you Juli Briskman,” wrote Rob Mello, who set up the GoFundMe account, calling her “an inspiration to us all.” All the money raised goes directly to Briskman, he says on the site. (AFP)
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