A man who goes by the YouTube name of Leven Thumps has been announced as the man who climbed Trump Towers with suction cups on Wednesday afternoon. According to witnesses, “Leven Thumps” began his climb around 3:45 PM from the fifth-floor sub-garden.
It’s not yet known what his purpose for scaling the building on East 56th Street, but in a manifesto video that he posted to YouTube yesterday, he’s made it clear that he’s a Trump supporter and that he would just like an audience with Donald.
You can watch the video above (which seems like it was filmed in a very nice apartment here in Manhattan, likely the Upper East Side), but here’s his message:
“Hello Mr. Trump. Do excuse my manner of appearance, I just don’t know how many people will watch this, and I would rather not be recognizable. I am an independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter. I guarantee you that it is in your interest to honor this request,” he says in the video.“Believe me, if my purpose was 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.”
Who Is Leven Thumps?
We don’t yet know the real name of the man climbing Trump Towers, but the name he’s given himself (Leven Thumps) actually comes from children’s fiction story. Here’s the description from Wikipedia.
Leven Thumps is a popular children’s fantasy series by writer Obert Skye. The series, which has five books, deals with an orphaned 14-year-old boy, Leven Thumps, who becomes involved in a battle between good and evil.
It was made pretty clear that Leven Thumps wasn’t a threat to anyone, but still, this isn’t the kind of thing that the New York Police Department or New York Fire Department wants people doing.