Donald Trump Jr. called to check on GOP campaign volunteer after reported threats

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE contacted a pro-Trump volunteer of Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinNew York Times editor deletes and apologizes for past 'offensive' tweets Jewish Democrats decry Trump's 'loyalty' remarks Jewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments MORE's (R-N.Y.) campaign on Saturday after a man allegedly threatened to kill him outside Zeldin's campaign office.

Zeldin tweeted about the incident Saturday morning, thanking President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE's eldest son for contacting the volunteer who was the victim of the threats. He said that Americans "settle our political scores at the ballot box," not with violence.


"TY @DonaldJTrumpJr for reaching out to make sure Donato was okay re yesterday’s incident. We settle our political scores at the ballot box in the USA!," Zeldin wrote.

"Donato Panico is a great American, supporter of @realDonaldTrump & one of my campaign vols. He shouldn't have been targeted like this today for his passion & involvement," he wrote in an earlier tweet.

Trump Jr. has not commented publicly about the incident, but retweeted Zeldin's message of thanks Saturday morning.

A police report Zeldin linked to in his tweet reports that 75-year-old Martin Astrof of Nesconset, N.Y., was arrested and is scheduled to be charged with making a terroristic threat and for reckless endangerment after he allegedly made threats at campaign workers and drove off in an irate manner, nearly striking a worker with his car on July 6. The police report did not identify the campaign worker who was threatened.