Cyclist who lost job for giving Trump motorcade the finger has no regrets

Jon San
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

To Trump critics around the country, Juli Briskman became something of a hero when a photo of her flipping off the president’s motorcade went viral.

Briskman stopped by Megyn Kelly Today to share the behind-the-scenes specifics of that ride-by flipping.

Briskman, 50, was riding her bike near her Virginia home on Oct. 28 as the president’s motorcade passed by and says she couldn’t resist responding.

“All my frustration with this administration just welled up inside me,” Briskman told Kelly.

Virginia cyclist Juli Briskman gives the Trump motorcade the finger as it passes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Little did she know that a member of the press pool had caught her act of defiance on camera. She was so proud, she even posted the photo on her personal social media accounts.

Briskman was in good spirits on Megyn Kelly Today, but her act of rebellion had a downside: She was forced to resign from her job at Akima, LLC, due to company policy against obscenity in social media. 

Briskman says she doesn’t regret her act, however.

“It felt great,” she said. “I hopefully got to tell him how I really feel.”

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