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A woman who says she was fired from her job after being photographed giving the finger to President Donald Trump’s motorcade is receiving an unexpected severance pay, thanks to thousands of online supporters.
A GoFundMe page set up for Juli Briskman had raised more than $72,000 as of Tuesday morning. Briskman was abruptly terminated last month after expressing disapproval of the commander in chief.
“Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all,” wrote Rob Mello, who created the GoFundMe campaign that lists Briskman as a beneficiary. More than 3,100 people have made donations through the page.
Briskman thanked supporters in a statement posted on the fundraising page Tuesday, saying the donations have helped her and her family.