Donald Trump Jr. Helps Stranded Motorist [VIDEO]

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Donald Trump Jr., oldest child of the Republican presidential candidate, has been garnering positive press after he helped a female driver push her car after it stalled in the middle of the road.

Trump was on his way to a campaign event Thursday, in Mesa, Ariz., when his vehicle was held up behind the broken-down Chevy Impala.

Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman Tyler Bowyer, who was also in the car, took a video of the event and uploaded it to his Facebook and Twitter later that day. The video got enormous attention on social media, receiving thousands of likes and retweets.

Only 40 minutes after the video was posted, it had been shared over 400 times, reports USA Today. Later that day, Bowyer gave an interview to The Arizona Republic where he heaped praise on the younger Trump: “I’ve been around a lot of politicians. Most would just freak out or go around… before you can blink, he (Trump Jr.) is out there pushing the car.”

After calling for help from bystanders and getting the unnamed motorist’s car to the side of the road, Trump gave the woman water, so that she could avoid getting dehydrated in the heat of the day. Trump reportedly did not reveal his identity to the woman, but other people in the group exposed him as Donald Trump’s son. The woman did not indicate who she is voting for.

The story occurred in the state of Arizona, which has recently become competitive in the general election. The Trump campaign will hope that this positive press will convince undecided Arizonans to vote for Mr. Trump.