A photo of Juli Briskman making an obscene signal to the US president's caravan while returning to the White House from Trump's golf course in Sterling, Virginia, went viral in October 2017.
Washington (CNN) – The cyclist who made an obscene signal to the caravan of U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017 and lost his job because of that, won an election for a local position in Virginia.
CNN projected that Juli Briskman had won Tuesday night in the race to become a supervisor for the Algonkian District in Loudoun County, Virginia.RELATED
The triumph occurs just over two years after a photo of Briskman making an obscene signal to the US president's caravan while returning to the White House from Trump's golf course in Sterling, Virg inia, went viral in October 2017 Her lawyer said that, due to the photo, she was forced to quit her job as a marketing executive at Akima LLC.
Briskman was able to take advantage of his viral reprimand against Trump in Tuesday's victory with a campaign that made the image central to his political message.
She announced her Twitter campaign in September 2018 by sharing an article in The Washington Post entitled "The cyclist who showed the middle finger to Trump's caravan is running for public office."
“Today I am presenting my organizational documents in a bid for a local position in Loudoun County, Virginia. Loudoun deserves transparency in government, fully funded schools and smarter solutions for growth, ”he said. "It's time for a change."
Speaking to Jeanne Moos of CNN in 2017, Briskman said he is "really not" the type of people who make obscene signs, but still made clear his feelings for Trump.
"The medical care is not approved, but you try to dismantle it from the inside," he said. “Five hundred people are shot in Las Vegas; You do nothing about it. The white supremacists perform this great march and hurt a lot of people in Charlottesville and call them good people. ”
"My finger expressed what I felt," Briskman said at the time. "I am angry and frustrated."