A homeless woman has released a video stating she is a “squatter” living in Trump Tower for free, and she tells what happened when Mr. Trump found out she was there.
As the woman films herself standing looking out the window, she says she came into Trump Tower “nearly nine years ago, and snuck in the building.”
She said she started occupying one of the empty rooms, and when the housekeeper discovered her the next day, she contacted the manager, who told the New York City Police. The police came and threatened her with arrest, but she would not leave.
The woman stated that Mr. Trump was then contacted by phone, and he came down to the room to speak with her in person – but instead of evicting her off the property, “he said that I could stay, and it’s been eight years.”
The woman claims that Mr. Trump also makes sure that she gets three meals a day, and a delivery of fresh flowers once a week. She said, “Donald Trump is not a bad guy at all. If it wasn’t for him, I’d be dead or in the street.”
“I asked him how am I going to pay him back for all this, and he told me I can pay him back when I get it… which is never.”
“Donald Trump is a wonderful, wonderful man,” the woman said.
The video sent to us was originally posted on YouTube July 15, 2016, but it appears to have gone largely undiscovered, until now.
UPDATE: People familiar with the area have commented on YouTube that the view appears to be from the Trump International Hotel and not from Trump Tower. Others have noted that the woman may have a disability. So far nothing has come forth to discredit the woman’s story, except for the question of which Trump building she is actually in.