"Irate" Long Island Man Arrested For Making "Terroristic Threats" Against Trump Supporters

As the hysterical violence and aggression directed at Trump supporters continues to escalate (at the urging of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other radical political opponents of the president), a Long Island man was arrested for threatening to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin on Friday.

After making the threats, the man also reportedly nearly hit a campaign staffer for Zeldin with his car. It's the latest attack on a supporter of President Trump, following an assault in a restaurant near San Antonio where a Texas man was arrested after assaulting a teen and stealing his MAGA hat.

Martin Astrof

According to the New York Post, Martin Astrof, 75, of Nesconset, "became irate" at Zeldin's Suffolk County campaign headquarters at 11:15 am Friday. Astrof then threatened to kill a campaign worker as well as other Zeldin and Trump supporters.

Astrof was arrested at his home Saturday morning and charged with making terroristic threats.

He threatened to kill a campaign worker, as well as other Zeldin and Trump supporters – then "backed his car up in an aggressive manner nearly striking the worker," according to authorities.

Astrof fled the scene and was arrested at his home Friday afternoon. He was expected to be arraigned Saturday on a felony charge of making a terroristic threat, and on second-degree reckless endangerment charges.

Zeldin, a dedicated political ally of the president, spoke out against the attack Friday night on twitter.

Panico, the volunteer who was attacked, is a former deli owner from Smithtown. He was Zeldin’s guest at Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this year, in recognition of his efforts to feed Ground Zero workers in the aftermath of 9/11. The attack on Zeldin's campaign office comes after Sen. Rand Paul said he and his family had received death threats from a person who said they would be "chopped up" with an axe.

This is not going to end well.


Cognitive Dissonance JimmyJones Sat, 07/07/2018 - 21:21 Permalink

Being righteous suddenly makes all wrongs magically right. It is the ultimate form of immaculate perception, for one who defends themselves and others from evil is a righteous and honorable person.

All one needs to achieve this form of Nirvana is a one track mind and endless affirmation and confirmation of our righteousness. The herd mentality of the positive feedback loop is the perfect form of insanity, for it is self replicating, self affirming and self sustaining.

It just doesn't get any better than this.

And best of all, it crosses party lines and infects conservatives, libertarians and communists (to name just a few) from time to time. The only immunization know to man is critical and independent thinking.

Unfortunately that is in short supply these days.

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FBaggins Clogheen Sun, 07/08/2018 - 11:04 Permalink

What is "wrong" with these people is that they are all brainwashed TV addicts. For his defence his lawyer should get a copy of Jerry Mander's 1972 scientifically-based work Four Arguments for the Elimination of TV.  The rational part of their brain is numbed in the process of watching the damn thing, making viewers extremely vulnerable to all of the bullshit suggestions.  Even if modern screens are not so mesmerizing the corporate media itself became addicted to controlling people through images and feelings, and that is exactly why if you want to have a better personal life and save democracy you have to do a cable-ectomy and tell the networks and the government brainwashers where to shove it. 

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Ex-Oligarch bluez Sun, 07/08/2018 - 09:47 Permalink

If you think that the elderly are incapable of rash acts of extreme violence, you must have little experience in dealing with them.

And it is not just "sad that these things are happening."  

They aren't just "happening."  Extreme ideologues are intentionally committing assaults at the urging of Democratic Party leaders.

And responding with hand-wringing over the "sadness" of it all is not going to stop the criminal misbehavior. Strict application of the law might.

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divingengineer fleur de lis Sun, 07/08/2018 - 00:42 Permalink

You guys should not miss the very obvious pattern here.

The left is freaking out, quite literally.

They can see the country eschewing their commie-assed ways and it is scaring the living hell out of them. They see England and Europe starting to turn on the globalists as well and they can see their end.

These are acts of desperation. The swan song of a failing dogma.

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Scanderbeg JimmyJones Sat, 07/07/2018 - 21:44 Permalink

Never heard of him but apparently he is one of two Jewish Republicans currently serving in congress compared to 28 Democrats. 

Most so called "Right Wing" Jews are Neo-Cons and what a surprise he is too. The wiki says he skipped committee hearings on ISIS in Syria and is hostile to Iran to the point of personally trying to verify inspections. And those are the only foreign policy positions listed or noted.




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