A woman who gave the middle-finger salute to Donald Trump has been fired from her job as a marketing executive. The Washington Post reports that Juli Briskman, 50, was fired from her job with the government contracting firm Akima LLC after a photo of her flipping off the presidential motorcade in Northern Virginia went viral.
The photo was taken while Briskman was riding her bike and the motorcade drove past her.
“On Halloween, after Briskman gave her bosses … a heads-up that she was the unidentified cyclist in the photo, they took her into a room and fired her, she said, escorting her out of the building with a box of her things,” The Post reports.
“I wasn’t even at work when I did that,” Briskman is quoted saying. “But they told me I violated the code of conduct policy.”
The report notes that Briskman, who oversaw the firm’s social media presence during her six-month tenure, recently flagged a Facebook comment by a senior director at the company, who reportedly interjected some colorful language into “an otherwise civil discussion by one of his employees about Black Lives Matter.”
“’You’re a f—— Libtard a——,’ the director injected, using his profile that clearly and repeatedly identifies himself as an employee of the firm,” The Post reports, adding: “The person he aimed that comment at was so offended by the intrusion into the conversation and the coarse nature of it that he challenged the director on representing Akima that way.”
Despite the comment’s being flagged, the director remains employed with Akima, the report notes.
Recently updated image from Juli Briskman’s Facebook page