In ten years, will we regard this photo as iconic as the Tank Man in China?
Is this a photo of a brave citizen standing up to oppressive power?
Unlike Tank Man, whose name and fate remain unknown, the woman was fired from her job. We should track the story.
Or, is there a chance that, in a decade after President Trump is deposed by legal means, we will look back and regard this photo as a citizen bullying poor old Trump?
- “Yes, you can be fired for flipping off President Trump on a Saturday bike ride. This woman was.” Luis Gomez, San Diego Union-Tribune, November 6, 2017
- “She flipped off President Trump — and got fired from her government contracting job,” Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, November 6, 2017