Briskman was cycling along her usual rout in Virginia last weekend when Trump's motorcade happened to pass by.
She said when she saw Trump's motorcade come up alongside her, her "blood just began to bubble".
Online records show that Akima was a contributor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. They promptly fired her for violating the company's social media policy after she used the viral photo as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter. But became aware after a few friends thought they recognized her and tagged her in the photo, asking. Briskman accuses the company of uneven treatment because a male employee was able to keep his job after calling out someone as a "f-- Libtard a--" on Facebook, where his link to Akima was obvious. "I'm thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out", she said to the news site. "Im thinking, hes at the damn golf course again".
'As a member of an internal, agency-style marketing team that supports more than 35 government contracting companies, I wear many hats from writer to marketer to WordPress editor and social media strategist, ' writes Briskman. She said she locked eyes with a man inside who she thought was a Secret Service agent, and then held the gaze of another man, but then the cars moved past her and drove away. "He pulled promotions for open enlistment in ObamaCare", Briskman said.
Akima did not respond to requests for comment via email and phone.
Briskman has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union about her case, according to WaPo, and although she lost her job over that one reflexive moment, she doesn't seem to regret her decision.
"Just a single third of Puerto Rico has control". Virginia is an employment-at-will state, which means that an employer can fire "any employee at any time, for any reason, or for no reason", according to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry website.
Briskman added "I flipped off the motorcade a number of times".
Despite losing her job, Briskman is anything but remorseful.
Ms. Briskman said she was later encouraged by the human resources official to submit a resignation because it would be easier to get future work. "I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something".