A man attempted to scale Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York City Wednesday.
— Gerald Iorio (@Gerjersey) August 10, 2016
A video uploaded to Youtube surfaced a day before entitled “Message to Mr. Trump (why I climbed your tower),” in which a man similar to the person climbing the tower says he has an important message to deliver to Mr. Trump.”
“I am an independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter,” the man in the video says. “I guarantee that it is in your interest to honor this request.”
“Believe me, if my purpose is not significant I would not risk my life pursuing it. The reason I climbed your tower was to get your attention. If I had sought this via conventional means I would be much less likely to have success because you are a busy man with many responsibilities. I’ll get my contact information to your campaign so that if you are interested you can respond. As for anyone else who’s watching please help make this video go viral so that it gets to Mr. Trump, and be sure to get out and vote for Mr. Trump in the 2016 election.”
“TV networks are reporting the climber’s name is Steve, and that he’s from Virginia,” reports Gothamist.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) August 10, 2016
Two NYPD officers safely grabbed the man as he climbed close to them.