Why did this serviceman give suction beakers to climb Trump Tower? A video posted on YouTube a day earlier plies some clues.”>
If Steve from Virginia, as authorities have identified him, wanted to get Donald Trumps attention, he almost certainly succeeded.
On Wednesday afternoon, the long-haired man wearing white-hot baseball cap and a black knapsack began his ascent on Trump Tower on 56 th Street in Manhattan. Within a couple of hours, his stunt was the top trending topic on Twitter and the top news story on cable word. But while many maybe presupposed he was an anti-Trump protester, in a video posted on YouTube the day before “the mens” in question claimed to be a Trump supporter.
The video, entitled Message to Mr. Trump( why I climbed your tower) has not been able to been independently attested, but according to CNNs police sources, they believe it was made by the climber. Wearing an all-black Under Armour hoodie and looking to the left of the camera, the man describes himself as an independent investigate trying a private audience with the Republican presidential nominee to examines a private matter.
I guarantee that it is in your interest to honor this request, he continues, contributing one of Trumps well-liked shows, Believe me, if its main purpose was not significant, I would not risk my life engaging it. He says he decided to climb the tower to get Trumps attention and questioned witness to make it move viral so presidential candidates would see it.
Please make sure to go out and be voting in favour of Mr. Trump in the 2016 election, he ends before culminating the one-minute video.
Trump Tower is not only the headquarters of Trumps campaign and business operations but also the dwelling of his family. Steve intended to magnitude all 58 legends, but as he approached the 21 st storey, police had removed a large opening and were expending a rope and rob to try to pulling him into the building and apparently arrest him for trespassing and reckless endangerment. Dominions also residence large crash pads on the street below in case he fell in the process.
Just after 6:30 p.m. ET, police succeeded in grabbing the man and attracting him into the open window. At that spot, “hes been” clambering for approximately 3 hour. Applause could be heard from the crowd below as the sight came to a safe judgment. Thirty minutes later, he was removed from the building on a stretcher.
In a press conference held outside of the building, approvals said that the 20 -year-old man had been taken to Bellevue Hospital for a mental evalution, after which he would be placed under arrest for accusations hitherto to be determined in conjunction with the District Attorney’s office. They also confirmed that he repetition to them the sentiments expressed in the YouTube manifesto about wanting to get Trump’s attention and ultimately a had met with the candidate.
Speaking on behalf of the Trump Organization, Executive VP Michael Cohen told the New York Post , This gentleman acted a ridiculous and dangerous stunt. Theres damage to the building and he caused the unnecessary deployment of New Yorks finest to shield his safety and the safety of everyone in the building. He contributed, If Mr. Trump were here hed be thanking law enforcement for the job theyre doing.
But Trump may also owe Steve some gratitude. For at the least a few hours Wednesday afternoon, he did a great job of confusing the media from Trumps comments about Second Amendment beings finding a way to stop Hillary Clinton.