Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Woman fired after pulling finger at Trump

Woman fired after pulling finger at Trump

Briskman said she was left baffled by the company's swift response to her one-fingered salute, and is looking to file a lawsuit against Akima. "So they were calling flipping him off obscene", reported HuffPost.

That day on her bike, she wasn't planning to make a statement.

But obscenity in a private dispute with an unknown liberal on the internet is very different from insulting the President when you're a government contractor whose entire livelihood depends on building good relationships with whoever's now in charge of the government-in this case, Donald Trump.

"Here's what was going through my head that day: 'Really?"

That man was able to keep his senior director position at the firm after editing his post said Briskman.

She had been pounding out her daily exercise, a little shorter than usual because she was still recovering from running the Marine Corps Marathon, when the phalanx of black cars passed her.

In an interview with HuffPost, Briskman stated that she, "was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger". "I'm thinking, 'DACA recipients are getting kicked out". Or watch it whoosh away. In October, she was riding along what is her usual cycling path in Northern Virginia, when the motorcade drove by. And she didn't want to stay with her routine and look like she was stalking the motorcade when it turned where she usually turned.

And so she flashed up her middle finger and in response it was Briskman who was let go, as according to her company she was unable to 'be professional'.

"How is that fair?" she asked.

"I said 'Yeah, that's me".

This did not comfort her bosses and she was still given the boot.

Follow Tess on Twitter. Some threatening emails came, Briskman said.

However, it backfired on Briskman when she notified the company she worked for, Akima LLC, about the photo gaining notoriety.

In Briskman's case - assuming we have the full set of facts, which is always a risky assumption - she would have some grounds to pursue a wrongful termination suit. She wasn't a celebrity. The only account that connected her to the company was LinkedIn.

[The president] was passing by and my blood just started to boil.

Briskman has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union about the case.

The woman was sacked for violating company's social media policy. "But once she identified herself to her employer, they had to consider that information". "I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again", she said. "I flipped off the motorcade a number of times".

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