Virginia resident Juli Briskman, who gained fame after flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade — and getting fired for it — spoke to NBC’s Megyn Kelly on Thursday and expressed no remorse whatsoever.
Briskman appeared on Kelly’s talk show, Megyn Kelly Today, and discussed her now infamous moment, telling the former Fox News anchor that giving Trump the middle finger “felt great.”
“All my frustration about this administration just welled up inside me and I started thinking about the things that I think are going wrong right now in the country,” she said. “That was the only way I had to give him the message I wanted to give him.”
“It felt great,” she laughed. “It was like I got to tell him how I really feel.”
Kelly told the audience that construction management company Akima LLC did not respond to requests for a comment. However, she did read an official statement which can be seen on the company’s website.
“Akima expects its employees, officers and directors to exercise good judgment and maintain high ethical standards in all activities which affect Akima,” the company wrote. “Every Akima employee is held to these standards.”
Briskman has noted, however, that her former employer did not fire a male employee who failed to “maintain high ethical standards” on Facebook some months back, calling someone a “fucking libtard asshole” during a heated argument.
“I really wasn’t gonna talk about this until I remembered the fellow that I actually flagged to the company that he had written very obscene things in someone else’s conversation on Facebook,” she continued. “He did not get fired. He was allowed to clean up his Facebook page.”
“They clearly treated me differently. It was not equal application of their social media policy.”
Kelly told the audience that the construction management company did not respond to requests for a comment.
Briskman is a registered Democrat and hopes to get a new job at an advocacy group she believes in, such as Planned Parenthood.
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