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Woman who flipped off President Trump's motorcade gets nearly $100K in donations

One gesture was not enough for Juli Briskman, who showed her displeasure twice, in hopes her message got through. (Source: CNN, POOL, Getty Images, NBC/"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", Facebook/Juli Briskman, @julibriskman, Facebook/akimallc) One gesture was not enough for Juli Briskman, who showed her displeasure twice, in hopes her message got through. (Source: CNN, POOL, Getty Images, NBC/"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", Facebook/Juli Briskman, @julibriskman, Facebook/akimallc)
(WIS) -

A woman fired from her job after she flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade is the subject of a wildly successful GoFundMe fundraiser. 

As of Wednesday morning, the GoFundMe fundraiser for Juli Briskman has raised $97,000 and continues to grow. 

Briskman was fired from Akima, LLC in October after the photo of her giving the one-finger salute to the president's motorcade as it made its way back to the White House from a golf outing went viral.

In an interview with CNN, Briskman said she did it because she was frustrated with the president.

“My finger said what I was feeling," Briskman said.

Since her firing, Briskman has been looking for a new job and preparing for her daughter's birthday. She said the firing left her shocked and worried about the future, but donations have lifted a "heavy burden."

"I am not sure what the future holds, but I am buoyed by your support," Briskman wrote on the GoFundMe page. "For now, I can just say THANK YOU and promise to be a good steward of these funds."

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