What other way would you expect The Donald to react to a lunatic who climbed up the side of his building during the middle of his presidential campaign? Well, of course, the GOP POTUS candidate took to twitter to react to the event.
It is speculated the building climber has a backpack full of flyers, possibly with some political message relating to Trump, and it is also reported he hoped to gain a private meeting with the POTUS candidate.
USA TODAY had this to say.
A 20-year-old Virginia man scaling Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan with suction cups and straps Wednesday was safely pulled in through a window by police, ending a several-hour stunt that got him to the 21st floor and on to the television screens of millions of people worldwide.
His motive, according to police: he wanted to climb to the top of the tower and eventually get a personal meeting with Donald Trump.
The Republican presidential candidate responded via Twitter late Wednesday, writing, “Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the climber.”
… The climber’s name was not released but police say he posted a YouTube video earlier this week, saying he hoped to get a meeting with Trump. He was taken to New York City Health & Hospitals/Bellevue for mental evaluation. As of Wednesday night, the man remained hospitalized but upon discharge, would be arrested and most likely charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, police said.
Police said he arrived in New York on Tuesday and was staying in a local hotel. He has previously gone by another name and police were trying to get his identity straight, Chief William Aubry, commander of NYPD Manhattan South Detectives, told reporters.
After police ended the ordeal, emergency responders brought the man out of the Fifth Avenue entrance of the building on a stretcher and placed him in an ambulance, which took him to Bellevue Hospital for psychological evaluation and, later, arrest, Aubry said.
Trump had this to say, via twitter about the climber and rescue op.
Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the climber.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2016
Here’s some video of the event, by FOX news:
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