Briskman was just an ordinary citizen out for a bike ride when she spotted the president's motorcade leaving his golf course in Sterling, Virginia - but, like all American heroes, through quick thinking and fierce determination, she rose to the occasion.
The image went viral after it was taken on 28 October in Virginia, close to a Trump golf resort.
"Then the ball started rolling", she said. She told The Post that she's not much of an activist; she used to work for the government in the diplomatics corps, traveling around the world.
Ms Briskman says they fired her because the photo was a bad look for a government branch.
Briskman formerly worked for Akima, LLC.
"We have chosen to separate from you", she quoted one of them as saying to her, citing the company's social media policy ban on "obscene content".
"I did not see him, but he was the target", she said of Mr. Trump.
In her interview, Briskman pointed out that a fellow male co-worker hadn't been fired for publicly calling someone "a fucking Libtard asshole" on another post. Despite no identifying features being visible in the photograph, Briskman thought it would be best to give her company a heads-up.
After the cyclist admitted to her bosses at Akima LLC that she was the one in the photo, she was sacked. And while she's not happy about the company's action, she says she doesn't regret her own one-fingered salute to the president. "He pulled promotions for open enlistment in ObamaCare", Briskman said.
Her bosses at Akima, who have not returned emails and calls requesting comment, showed her the blue-highlighted section 4.3 of their social media policy when they canned her. Im thinking, Daca recipients are getting kicked out.
"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times", she said.
Virginia is an employment-at-will state, meaning employers can fire people anytime and for any reason.
Despite losing her job, Briskman wasn't too broken up about the firing. "I'm angry about where our country is right now, I am appalled".
Briskman's bosses at Akima LLC called her into their office the next day and made a decision to tell her the bad news. "I am apalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something".