It pays to give Trump the finger

The Times (South Africa) - - World -

● More than $70 000 (R1-mil­lion) in do­na­tions have poured into a crowd­fund­ing site set up for the cy­clist who was fired from her job for mak­ing a rude ges­ture at Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s mo­tor­cade.

More than 3 000 do­na­tions — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since Novem­ber 6, when the Go­FundMe cam­paign was set up on be­half of Juli Briskman.

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. Three days later, the 50-year-old mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive was fired by her com­pany, gov­ern­ment con­trac­tor Akima.

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