This "Old Guy With a Sign" Might Be the Most Dedicated Anti-Trump Protester in America
Gale McCray has never been politically active, but since the election he’s become a fixture at a Fort Worth, Texas, intersection.
Photos by Laura Buckman
Most days, 74-year-old Gale McCray putters around Fort Worth, Texas, doing odd jobs and errands – like delivering cookie bouquets – for extra cash. He also spends his time standing at a busy intersection with a homemade anti-Trump sign that simply reads, “Trump, that boy don’t act right.”
For 21 years, McCray worked as a mailman for the United States Post Office. He admits he was just as the stereotype suggests: disgruntled. Unhappy and unfulfilled for the better part of his career, he finally quit and took out his entire retirement fund. After blowing through the money over a period of two years on marijuana and “craziness,” McCray was left with $500 to his name. It was then he realized he had a “problem” and he wanted to address it.
“The best thing about America is that you get multiple chances at life,” McCray chuckles. “So, I took another chance.”
McCray went back to school and got a degree at the age of 43, then spent ten years as a recreation therapist, worki…