A bicyclist photographed flipping off President Trump’s motorcade became a viral sensation online, but her employer was not amused and fired the 50-year-old mother of two.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) November 6, 2017
That Woman Who Flipped Off Trump’s Motorcade 2020 tbh https://t.co/um4a2g7CJl
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 6, 2017
That woman who flipped off Trump’s motorcade? I talked to her this weekend. She just got fired. https://t.co/cv4mnNHlKs
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 6, 2017
Did you tell her she shouldn’t have violated her employers social media policy? https://t.co/LUzwDsC3jx
— LaurieAnn (@mooshakins) November 6, 2017
HuffPost’s Jennifer Bendery caught up with Juli Briskman, who had worked for a government contractor and whose picture was snapped by a White House photographer. She admitted that she “flipped off the motorcade a number of times.”
“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, who was working in marketing and communications at Akima LLC, says she’ll look for work at an advocacy group she believes in, like Planned Parenthood or PETA.
Maybe Touré could pull some old strings and get Briskman a job as a commentator on MSNBC? Yeah, probably not.
Cyclist Lost Her Job After Raising Middle Finger at Trump’s Motorcade. Trump Kept His Job After Raising Middle Finger at Half of the USA.
— Touré (@Toure) November 6, 2017
Chris Hayes could probably land her a job as a pundit at MSNBC.
I’m sure the free speech brigades will have her back. https://t.co/PIh4r8thc3
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 6, 2017
Yeah, we’ve got her back.
Fired? C’mon. https://t.co/wbTGUNcUcb
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 6, 2017
She’s free to say whatever she likes and free to live with the consequences like a grown-up — a grown-up who used the photo of herself flipping off the president’s motorcade as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook. It might fly if, as reported, she wasn’t employed by a government contractor — a pro marketing person should know that.
— Prox (@proxcee) November 6, 2017
Now she has plenty of time to Resist and ride her bike.
This is what liberals do. https://t.co/lFt8W9t44W
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) November 6, 2017
Leftists are all of a sudden very concerned about ppl being fired for their political beliefs https://t.co/JRHRpzO2os
— Richard Spanish III (@UWithDaGuardian) November 6, 2017
They sure are starting to hate the new rules. https://t.co/URQAFha1IU
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 6, 2017
Good. As a marketing exec she should know better. https://t.co/jnPJQRd5RL
— A ✌ (@alison_rambles) November 6, 2017
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequence. https://t.co/74BJcmOhPx
— Scott Paterno (@ScottPaterno) November 6, 2017
Politics in 2017 cause otherwise intelligent people to say and do stupid things and lose their jobs as a result example 5,287,432 https://t.co/ozXPGbPVyF
— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) November 6, 2017
As a result of this story, this woman will get tons of job offers. https://t.co/cAHJI6yu7y
— J.D. Porkworth (@JDPorkworth) November 6, 2017
Undoubtedly. Does The Resistance pay a living wage?
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