(National Sentinel)Â Paying a Price: A woman bicycler who was seen flipping off President Donald J. Trump’s motorcade has been fired from her job.
As Trump returned from the Trump International Golf Course in Leesburg, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, a woman later self-identified as Julie Briskman, made the rude gesture to the presidentâ€™s motorcade twice as she was cycling on the same road, notedÂ The Daily Caller.
According to the pool reporter on duty that day, â€œPOTUSâ€™s motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3.12pm, passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign. Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger.â€
â€œThe motorcade had to slow and the cyclist caught up, still offering the finger, before turning off in a different direction. Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC.â€
The photo went viral, with social media users calling her a “heroine.” But her bosses didn’t think so.Â They brought her into their offices last week to give her the bad news.
â€œThey said, â€˜Weâ€™re separating from you,’â€ Briskman told The Huffington Post in an interview, describing the firing. â€œBasically, you cannot have â€˜lewdâ€™ or â€˜obsceneâ€™ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off â€˜obscene.’â€
The company was concerned they could lose contracts or have trouble getting new ones due to Briskman’s behavior.
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