Good Samaritan Donald Trump Jr. helps someone stranded on the side of the road

Who says Donald Trump Jr. is a bad person?

By Matthew Rozsa

Staff Writer

Published October 28, 2016 3:48PM (EDT)


If there is one thing that both parties can agree on, it's that we all hate being stranded on the side of the road.

Thankfully, when an Arizona woman found herself in that predicament on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. was around to play the role of good Samaritan.

“This just happened in Mesa and this is why I’m voting for (Donald) Trump. We were on our way from a rally to another event and Donald Trump Jr. hopped out first to help push this ladies car off the road, get some water and call for help,” wrote Tyler Bowyer, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, on a Facebook post. “On the way back from the rally and filmed the whole thing! Needless to say, she was pretty surprised to find out it was Donald Trump Jr pushing her car.”

Bowyer wrote that Trump was heading between campaign events when they found the stranded motorist. In addition to giving her car a much-needed push, they also provided her with water bottles so she wouldn't get sick in the intense Arizona heat.

“She was just stunned. She was taken aback,” Bowyer recalled. “She was like, ‘Man, I have to be able to tell people about this.’ So we made him get out and take a picture. And that was it.”

This isn't the first time that the progeny of a Republican presidential nominee has garnered attention for a non-political good deed. Back in 2013 Josh Romney, son of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saved four motorists who were stuck in a car that had crashed. Unlike Trump Jr., Romney took a selfie of his own volition rather than at the behest of the people he had saved, but an act of kindness deserves credit nonetheless.

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer at Salon. He received a Master's Degree in History from Rutgers-Newark in 2012 and was awarded a science journalism fellowship from the Metcalf Institute in 2022.

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