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VIDEO: Man who climbed Trump Tower in New York City posts YouTube video on why he did it

A man scales the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominees campaign. He also lives there. (Alex Cannon via AP)
A man scales the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominees campaign. He also lives there. (Alex Cannon via AP) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)


Vince Cestone, KRON – NEW YORK (KRON) — The man who climbed 21 stories of Trump Tower on Wednesday in New York City posted a YouTube video the day before on why he did it.

Police grabbed the man from the facade and pulled him into the 58-story Trump Tower.

"Hello, Mr. Trump, do excuse my manner of appearance. I just don't know how many people will watch this. I'd rather not be recognizable," said the man in the YouTube video, who goes by the username Leven Thumps.

He goes on to say he is an independent researcher seeking a "private audience" with Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump to discuss an "important matter."

"The reason I climbed your tower was to get your attention," the man said in the video. "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."

Trump was not in the building at the time the man climbed it.

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