The Trump Tower climber’s real name is “Steve Rogata” and is a stuntman from Virginia. Steve, known as “Leven Thumps” (perhaps an homage to the Obert Skye books),20, uploaded the video “Message to Mr. Trump (why I climbed your tower)” to request a meeting from the presidential candidate that he says would be in his “best interest”.
Rogata came to fame as he scaled the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. After a 3-hour ordeal, Rogata was pulled into building by the NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers. The climber, using a contraption made up of five suction cups, scaled the 68-story building for over two hours.