Video: Texas man brings traveling protest of Trump to OBX

By on April 23, 2018

Gale McCray from Texas has been traveling around the country the last two years with a large sign expressing his opinion of President Donald Trump.

The “Old Man With The Sign” spent several days on the Outer Banks this week, and was stationed at the U.S. 158/N.C. 12 intersection in Kitty Hawk on Friday.



  • Ed Danko

    Count on the Voice to promote a waco liberal anti-Trump clown with a sign. America voted, and Trump won. He is making America Great Again and liberals simply can’t deal with it. Visit my website to see how I will make Dare County Great!

    Monday, Apr 23 @ 10:47 pm
  • Sans

    In the spirit of full disclosure please change the name of this news site to The Outer Banks Democratic Voice.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 6:35 am
  • Pete

    It said he was from Texas Ed, but it never said he was from Waco….oh wait…you just don’t know how to spell whacko…gotcha.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 6:38 am
  • Thinking About the Future

    Yes, America voted – and our current President was not elected by the popular vote, but instead by the antiquated electoral college.

    We spotted Mr. McCray, and companion, with his sign the other day and it made us smile. Gave him the thumbs up. Free speech is still a right we have here Mr. Danko, thus far.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:17 am
  • tmike

    Why would you risk your safety to do a worthless interview?I thought the voice was more professional.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:17 am
  • Linda

    Ed, your name calling is juvenile. I want to thank you for showing your true colors before the election. I promise you won’t be getting my vote.

    Is diplomacy alive these days? Name calling?? do you tweet too?

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:19 am
  • WombatNC

    It’s called the 1st Amendment – Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and Freedom to Petition Government; remember when your side was doing the same thing to Obama? Oh, but that was ok.
    By the way, is he from Waco, Texas?
    Dare County is already great, just like America was before the orangutan with the red hat came along, and your pipe dream of becoming a commissioner ain’t gonna happen!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:19 am
  • John

    Insightful, empathetic, humble… what a nice guy. If he ever comes back this way I’ve got a donation and a house for him to stay in.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:20 am
  • Ron

    Gale McCray, Don’t let the morons negate your right to free speech! The 1st Amendment IS the 1st Amendment! We won’t vote for anyone who infringes on those rights!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:30 am

    Would you have put him on your page if he was holding a sign saying … “Put Obama and the Clintons in JAIL”

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:48 am
  • Janis kuykendall

    Why is it important for us to know about someone from Texas protesting?isnt OBV a news site for important events, news, etc that impacts our everyday life here in obx! Personally I am sick and tired of all the Trump bashing and also seeing Hillary whine. Now your turn to do a pro Trump article I would say if that is what you people think is important to our everyday lives!!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 7:55 am
  • American

    Yes Thank you ! Mr.Danko for showing all the Voters in Dare County that you are willing to put down and Bully anyone who doesn’t agree with your views! Freedom of speech goes both ways! Name calling is for children NOT a public servant who represents ALL constituents .NOT only the ones who agree with your simple minded views. do us all a favor and quit the race now ! Dare county IS great and your kind of politics are a step backwards for all.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:00 am
  • Matt

    You sensitive left wing, cry-babies wouldn’t give Trump credit if he cured cancered and solved World Peace. In less than two years inoffice, we have seen tax reform, the economy thrive, ISIS has been crippled, gun reform discussions on going, the potential denuclearization and stability brought to Korea.. how far do you all have to bury you head in the beautiful OBX sand to not see any of this?

    I’m not foolish enough to say everything has been roses and rainbows with the man but you are completely ignorant and uneducated if you truly think he deserves no credit. Will anything ever be good enough for you all’s approvals?

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:03 am
  • Really?

    Outer Banks Enquirer, the new tabloid. Sam Walker probably thinks he saw Elvis getting into a spaceship also! Go ahead and print the article on UFO babies. Hahahaa! What a tool.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:06 am
  • Sam Walker

    Well, we have discussed for many years on Beach 104 that Elvis is living with James Brown down in Ocracoke. Thanks for the idea. LOL

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:14 am
  • Really?

    “old man with a sign” you left out, unhinged old man showing his lunacy. Of all the thing to cover this is how low OBV will stoop.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:09 am
  • dave

    You can count on Ed “Get outta my yard” Danko to grunt out some senseless nonsense. Yes, Trumph did win the ELECTORAL vote with the help of colluding with the Russians and the Comey letter released ten days before the election. Trumph also lost the popular vote by 3,000,000 votes. Reactionary conservatives just can’t deal with the FACTS! Poor little snowflakes….always cooking up some conspiracy theory to make themselves feel better and relevant. So, tell me Ed, when was America last great; and two, when was Dare county last great? Two serious questions. I’ll wait right here…..

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:41 am
  • Selena K

    Mr. Danko–If you do not think Dare County is already great, why’d you come here? EVERYONE: VOTE, VOTE, VOTE

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am
  • Mike

    What’s really funny is how some people think Trump has done an incredible job in his 1st 2 years. Are you living in an alternate reality with all of those “alternative facts”? Facts don’t interest Trump supporters, that’s just not their thing. Will save this for another time. What’s hilarious is how sensitive you far right wing nut jobs are about anything that is factually correct about our POTUS. Do you think it’s coincidental that a aspiring political dipshit is on this thread puffing his chest out and basically acting like a bully? This is what rural America wants, right? He thinks if he acts like an idiot that you all will vote for all of his immature rhetoric because he thinks we are all that backwoods and ignorant. This dude is simply cruising around with a very non-abrasive sign that says what he thinks. It’s funny, and I agree with that sign. There were a lot more signs in the previous 8 years when that black guy was in office, no? Lighten up buttercup, you still have your savior playing a lot of golf while marketing his property in South Florida… you know… like all us common folk….

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 9:13 am
  • Outer Banker

    Slow news day? Like him or not Trump is not a boy, he is the President of the United States. This is not news and I am disappointed that the Voice would print such trash.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 9:17 am
  • Manteo Resident

    I guess Thinking About The Future would like to see California elect our presidents since that is where most of the popular vote comes from. I’ll bet if it were the other way around the “antiquated Electoral College would have been just fine. Clinton’s popular vote came from California with 4.3 million votes more than trump in the nations most populous state. Elsewhere she wasn’t so popular.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 9:25 am
  • Seal

    ” The OBX Liberal Voice ” I agree with the 1st but it seems the OLV pulls out the bullhorn when it comes to reporting on their liberal brethren !!!
    Hey why wasnt this article printed in spanish ???

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 9:59 am
  • chaser

    The maga slurping is strong.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 10:22 am
  • Barbara Schmidt

    “That boy don’t act right”…ha-ha…got that right, Gale McCray from Texas!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 10:44 am
  • How Many Characters is the Name Field on this Website I'm Very Curious


    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 10:45 am
  • dan

    For someone who professes to hate this website danko sure does read it and comment a lot. How are all these overly sensitive crybaby republicans gonna feel when trump drills for oil off our coast and destroys all of our jobs? Mind you he has exempted florida so there will be no drilling near his resort. Also the more that comes about trumps tax plan the worse it gets. He gave a 17 billion dollar tax cut to the top 1%. The old guys sign doesn’t seem so bad.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 11:24 am
  • surf123

    It’s pathetic that he is doing this and not helping others with all of the free time he has.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 11:31 am
  • Jon

    When a Democrat says he will raise taxes and raise spending, I know he is telling the truth. But when a Republican says he will cut taxes and cut spending, history shows that he is lying.

    Speaker Ryan supposedly used to be a deficit hawk, but he’s now passed a tax cut and spending increase for a trillion dollar deficit in a time of economic prosperity, and yes President Trump does own that because he signed those laws. This is not a tax cut; it’s a tax deferral to be suffered by our children and grandchildren. Whether your favorite economist is Smith, Keynes, Friedman, or Hayek, all of them would agree this is stupid.

    As for the county commissioners, it’s no surprise they engage in “big bath” tax increases; the NC ad valorem system encourages that. With a revaluation only every eight years, increases in sales tax receipts and expansion of the property tax base isn’t normally going to be enough to cover cost of living increases. So there has to be a small annual increase in the property tax rate to compensate.

    Since annual increases won’t get the commissioners reelected, they save them up for once every four years and claim they didn’t want to do it, but had no choice, but it won’t happen again, right? Of course it will.

    I don’t see Mr. Danko proposing a serious alternative. Right now he seems to think he gets to hire and fire the school superintendent. Mr. Danko, you are running for the wrong position if you want that authority. Or maybe you planned to hold the school budget and therefore our childrens’ education hostage to your demands? I hope not.

    Nothing to see here, move along . . .

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 11:40 am
  • Mrs Silence Do Good

    I saw the gentleman from Texas and also gave him a thumbs up. The Grifter in Chief has n’t made America great again. It’s always been great however the trash talk that Danko is spouting is a reminder of what we have in Washington in this Administration and what we have in Danko. Lots and Lots of trash talk. Thank you Mr. Danko for showing us how divisive and what a bully you are.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 12:24 pm
  • Liz akjam

    Mr Danko, you are a bully just like your hero a Trump. Thank you for showing your true colors before the election so that people can skip right over your name!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 12:27 pm
  • Manteo Guy

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 12:28 pm
  • wombatnc

    “Put Obama & Clinton’s in jail” for what?!
    Your FAUX Nuze talking points are getting old.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 12:50 pm
  • casey neal

    Trump ( the Manchurian Candidate) is about the least moral, most money-grubbing, and biggest threat to the US democratic way , to ever reside in the White House.

    His cheeseburger & Diet Coke infected mind cannot even read his daily security reports,

    Look for Cohen’s Brighton Beach Russian mob connections to take the Trumps down.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 12:52 pm

    Nothing like good political banter…and with free speech that is allowed as well as The Voice for publishing the video. Just to be fair, we need to find an old lady (equality) who is Pro-Trump to do a video so we can see how that debate goes on here and then compare.
    Voice – I think you need to just put up a survey and lets see where the locals stand on our current President. Make sure no one can hack – and so on!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 1:08 pm
  • OBX Lover

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    – Margaret Mead.

    Kudos to Mr.McCray for doing his part.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 1:16 pm

    Agree – You rock Mr. McCray!

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 2:57 pm
  • Rick Caton

    Well sign man just as well get OVER IT…WE….The Real People With Brains….WON the election……4 more years “Killary” like the past 8 with Chicken George would surely have done us in…. GO TRUMP GO

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 3:23 pm
  • Wendy

    As a Canadian I love seeing all the people who fight for the 2nd amendment but won’t respect the right for people to express the right to the 1st amendment. What gives folks, afraid of an older man with an opinion?

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 4:25 pm

    People, get over it already… Trump won. You need to move on with your lives.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm
  • Vanessa

    Dave, you and the other dummy don’t realize we NEVER put a president in office by popular vote? Why don’t you educate yourself before you get up here with your liberal nonsense that is totally screwed up , just like you. Democrats are proving to be domestic terrorist and need to be voted out of office and a lot of them put in jail for the crimes they committed.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 5:33 pm
  • obx4ever

    to dave and Thinking About the Future;

    ummmm if there were no electoral college the trump campaign would have had a different strategy and still won

    use your heads for something besides a hat rack

    typical liberal stupidity…<>

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:36 pm
  • obxguy

    Rick Caton, as in the Rick Caton of chartering boats to make a living? So I guess your customers are all white folks? Obviously no Chicken Georges right? How about Hispanics? Asians? Middle Eastern folks? Do you wear a white hood and gown at night? I hope you are the exception and not the norm on the predominantly white OBX. Can’t believe racism still thrives like this. Disgusted.

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 11:00 pm
  • chris

    Hey Ed, Dare county already is great. So was the U.S. before Trump took over. Travel outside of the U.S. and see how the rest of the world now views our country. We are laughed at because of the moron in charge. You have NO chance of representing Dare County. Good luck waisting your time and energy running a losing campaign

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 4:49 am
  • dave

    Vanessa and obx4ever: do you engage your brains before typing with your little fingers? Typical bottom half of the graduating class reactionaries. I NEVER said that we elect a president other than the electoral vote. Your 19th century (that’s 1800’s) edjamacation is quite revealing. Are you from Latin America (aka Banana Republic) where they jail their political opponents? You didn’t see Obama go after Bush and Cheney for war crimes did you? I KNOW you don’t know that Duhbya won the electoral vote, but lost the popular vote too; but he didn’t have the help of the Russians; just the Supreme Court. I’ll pose the same question to you two plebes: When was America last great, and when was Dare County last great?
    Hey Ed! I’m still waiting for your answer!!
    obx4ever: since you you KNOW that Trumph would have had a different strategy and “still won”, what are the next lottery winning numbers since you are so convinced that you know the future? I almost feel guilty taking on unarmed right wingnuts.

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 8:31 am
  • Ed Danko

    This liberal Democrats really hate me….They must be really afraid that I’m going to get elected! Visit to find out what these liberals are afraid of!

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 9:54 am
  • dave

    Hey Ed! Still here waiting for you to tell me/us when America and Dare Country were last great!

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 12:20 pm
  • floyd


    You have once again become unhinged.

    Danko doesn’t have a chance. He has already been thrown out of his own party. If anything your responses prove a lot of his points that the left is a bunch of radical nutcases.

    The Electoral College worked exactly like its suppose to and meant to by the founders of our country. It’s as up to date as any process our government uses today. It was meant to give a voice to the smaller and less populous states. Large cities should not decide our elections.

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 1:26 pm
  • wombatnc

    @Ed Dank
    What we’re mostly afraid of is your hatred and ignorance.

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 2:47 pm
  • Dano

    It is sad when the news media can’t leave politics out of news. Go vote and accept the outcome and be glad you live in a country that has our political system. Our founders were very smart and real patriots who were not carrier politicians.

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 9:43 pm
  • obx4ever

    “with the help of colluding with the Russians” you must be privy to evidence no one else knows of

    “the Comey letter released ten days before the election” convenient you omit all the pro hillary malfeasance

    “Trumph also lost the popular vote by 3,000,000 votes” totally irrelevant

    “Reactionary conservatives just can’t deal with the FACTS” of the four possible facts you wrote prior to that stament, in order, one is fact, two is not fact, three is not fact, and four is fact but irrelevant

    “I NEVER said that we elect a president other than the electoral vote” true but based on your writings about the election you believe the election was invalid and the logical conclusion from that is that the electoral college is a flawed mechanism

    “since you you KNOW that Trumph would have had a different strategy” common sense

    “and “still won”” most probable outcome given hillary’s lack of effort

    the rest you wrote doesn’t warrant a response

    socialists such as yourself are free to emigrate

    ps for someone that attacks the education level of others it’s clear you didn’t learn anything about critical thought nor did you pay attention in english

    pss before you go there, look up ee cummings

    Wednesday, Apr 25 @ 11:32 pm
  • dave

    @ floyd: Once again, YOU DID NOT READ what I wrote. I stated that Trumph lost the POPULAR vote by 3,000,000 votes. I NEVER said he didn’t lose the electoral college. Also, I NEVER said that the electoral college isn’t used. Thats how we elect our presidents; in this case, our so called “president”.
    floyd, are you drinking while you’re typing this stuff? You hanging out with Dr Ronnie Jackson?

    Thursday, Apr 26 @ 8:26 am
  • dave

    @obx4ever. First, there have been 27 indictments including 13 Russians for collusion. There have been 4 convictions and plea deals. I guess this witch hunt is producing a lot of witches!

    Not pro Hillary. Its a fact. Btw, Hillary didn’t win the election. Why do you have such an obsession with her? Just to repeat. HILLARY DIDN’T WIN! Move on and quit acting like some half baked Banana Republic idiot.

    Your next line is senseless.

    Your “logical” conclusion assessment is illogical. The vast majority of Americans say Trumph is an illegitimate “president” because of Russian meddling… aka collusion.

    You don’t seem to have much common sense, so your common sense claim is void.

    I agree on Hillary’s lack of effort.

    You stated that what the rest of what I wrote doesn’t warrant a response….yet you still responded. Lol!

    You don’t even know the definition of socialism. Name ONE totally capitalistic country on the planet.


    Thursday, Apr 26 @ 9:16 am
  • obx4ever


    dave you are amazing

    all that ignorance, hate, arrogance and stupidity rolled into one

    simply amazing

    Thursday, Apr 26 @ 10:37 am
  • dave


    Thursday, Apr 26 @ 2:13 pm
  • Cliff Blakely

    Obxguy That statement for Rick Caton shocked me too. I’m pretty sure that type of thinking isn’t reflected in the rest of our wonderful charter fleet. At least I would hope not.

    Thursday, Apr 26 @ 3:52 pm
  • Floyd


    There have been zero indictments for collusion. Do you just make this up as you go along? Does lying really make you feel like you are right?

    Do you even know what is going on or do you live in a delusional bubble of nonsense?

    Friday, Apr 27 @ 2:25 pm
  • obx4ever

    this just in

    “House Intelligence Committee released its final report on April 27…No collusion…Dems aren’t happy”

    Friday, Apr 27 @ 3:59 pm
  • Chris

    Here is the thing. This guy has been traveling the country with a simple sign showcasing his beliefs. That qualifies as a worthy news story. All the time we hear of bikers or runners crossing the country for something that they believe in and local news covers those stories. Just because this one is political in nature doesn’t mean that it is not worth covering.

    In regards to all of the comments on this thread, I am sure of one thing. The country is more divided than ever. What happened to middle ground? What happened to give and take? I am not the biggest fan of our current President but there were things that I didn’t like about the previous administration either. No administration is perfect. Every administration makes mistakes. Some more than others.

    One thing that gets me most is when I hear conservatives say currently “He won so respect the office of the President” in regards to supporting our current administration. However, when the previous administration was in office some of those same conservatives were the first ones jumping on the Birth Certificate issue among others. On both sides of the aisle, you cannot expect respect unless you first give it.

    As for the arguments for or against our current administration, you can find data that “proves” your point. That is the beauty of the internet. However, someone who is trying to find truth looks for it from more than just one source. If you are conservative, listen to something on the left. Try it out. Who knows, your understanding may change a little. If you are liberal, try a little something on the right. Again, it may help to understand where your neighbors are coming from.

    Simply put, it is time for civility. It is time for everyone to take a step back, realize that everyone is human and try to find common ground.

    Thanks OBXVoice for being just that, a voice to EVERYTHING happening on the Outer Banks.

    Friday, Apr 27 @ 4:12 pm
  • dave

    @obxforever: This just in: Russian lawyer admits she’s a confidant and informant for Putin; and a spy! So far, 23 indictments and FOUR convictions in collusion of Trumph with Russians. Thats a lot of witches! Trumphs atty pleads the 5th! You know what Trumph says about people who claim the 5th don’t you? Dems going to re-open investigation after mid-term elections. Repubs not happy!

    Saturday, Apr 28 @ 9:08 am
  • obx4ever

    “The country is more divided than ever” very true

    “What happened to middle ground” lost in all the noise

    “On both sides of the aisle, you cannot expect respect unless you first give it” a thing of the past

    “Simply put, it is time for civility” just like respect, a thing of the past

    to point to an example of the ridiculousness of our society today one need look no further than the current nonsense regarding gender. there is man and there is woman, period. i will not debate/compromise/respect anyone that doesn’t understand this simple truth.

    history moves in cycles and we are close to the peak of discontent and outrage. the next significant step will be civil unrest, to put it in politically correct verbage. should trump be impeached, assasinated or otherwise rendered ineffectual, there will be an uprising the likes of which this country has not seen since the civil war.

    to the naysayers, do your homework. in your research talk to veterans as they are the true indication of the mindset of how our country is being ruined. like no other group, they paid for our freedoms in ways most can only imagine. arms will be taken up and the united states of america will be preserved

    Saturday, Apr 28 @ 10:17 am
  • obx4ever


    since you didn’t get the hint i’ll put it this way

    never wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and he likes it

    besides, floyd already addressed your most recent display of stupidity

    Saturday, Apr 28 @ 6:03 pm
  • dave

    Floyd says: “There have been zero indictments for collusion.”
    Funny, then why were 13 Russians indicted?

    @obx4ever: Don’t worry obx4ever, I won’t try to wrestle you.

    Monday, Apr 30 @ 9:58 am
  • floyd


    Either you don’t know what collusion means or you think continually lying will some how make it true.

    No one has been indicted for collusion.

    Monday, Apr 30 @ 1:54 pm
  • dave

    I see Floyd is trying to show us how smart he is with his Trumph “university” education.

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 8:11 am
  • Floyd


    Post a link to where someone has been indicted for collusion.

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:33 pm
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