Woman fired for 'obscene' gesture aimed at Trump's motorcade

Adjust Comment Print

A woman who was photographed showing her middle finger to the US President as his motorcade passed by, has reportedly been fired from her job after the image went viral.

However, Briskman says she has no regrets.

A White House pool photographer captured her expression of anger towards the president and the photo swiftly went viral.

Briskman said the colleague called someone "a f--ing Libtard asshole" in a comment to a post, but was able to keep his job. Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn't so happy about the photo.

"They said, "We're separating from you, '" Briskman, who worked in marketing and communications, told the website".

Akima's social media policy warns that posts containing "discriminatory, obscene, malicious or threatening content" can lead to employees being fired, according to The Washington Post. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene.'" Akima apparently believed the photo could reflect badly upon their business.

Some said that the firing was justified because it was not directly related to her flipping off the president of the United States but rather that she used the image, which showed an obscene gesture on social media.

"In some way, I'm doing better than ever", she said.

Atlanta Falcons: Hand off Game to Panthers Lose First Division Game
A 40-yard catch from Taylor Gabriel and touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman put the Falcons back in it with about four minutes to go. NEAL WITH THE STRIPS: Falcons safety Keanu Neal had a nice first quarter, forcing Stewart's two fumbles and recovering one.

Just because she never mentions where she works online doesn't mean her tweets and posts don't poorly reflect on her company.

"I'm thinking DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients are getting kicked out".

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. "I'm angry about where our country is right now". He pulled ads for open enrolment in Obamacare.

Briskman said she was then promptly fired on Tuesday from the government contracting firm and escorted out of the building for violating the "code of conduct policy", according to the Huffington Post. "I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again".

In an interview with HuffPost, Briskman stated that she, "was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger".

"This was an opportunity for me to say something".

"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times", the 50-year-old added.