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Fired After Flipped off President Trump

The cycling enthusiast who gave President Trump a piece of her mind last month when she flipped off his motorcade while out on a weekend bike ride is revealing she heard an f-word of her own soon after the incident.

Juli Briskman, 50, told The Washington Post that she was fired from her position at the Virginia-based marketing firm Akima just hours after she identified herself as the woman in the photo.

The single mother, who has two teenage children at home, claims that she was taken into a room, told she violated a section of conduct that is outlined in the company's social media policy and escorted out of the building with a box of her belongings.

That unceremonious dumping did little to make Briskman rethink her actions though, with the newly unemployed executive responding a question about any possible regrets by stating: 'I'd do it again.'

That statement was confirmed on Briskman's Facebook page, where her banner image was changed to the now-viral image of her one-fingered salute just two days before she identified herself as the woman in the photo to her bosses at Akima.

Given the grounds for her termination, it would seem that her decision to post that banner image was what ultimately led to her losing her job. The CEO and Director of HR at Akima did not respond to requests for comment.

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.

She is currently working with attorneys at the American Civil Liberties Union.

That case could be bolstered by Briskman's claim that one male employee who posted a highly offensive comment on Facebook just a few months prior to her violation.

She was aware of the comment because monitoring Facebook was one of the tasks that fell under her purview at the company.
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