- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 26, 2017

A young boy who gained viral fame after telling a Fox News reporter that he helped create a street fire during anti-Donald Trump protests last week turned out to be Drew Carey’s 11-year-old son Connor, TMZ reported Thursday.

“My name’s Connor and I actually kinda started this fire,” the boy excitedly told Fox News’ Griff Jenkins during an inauguration eve protest in front of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

When asked by Mr. Jenkins why he started the fire, Connor explained, “Because I felt like it and because I’m just, uh, saying screw our president!”

A source close to Drew Carey told TMZ that the 11-year-old got caught up in the moment and faced the consequences later with his parents.

“We’re told Drew and Connor’s mom were upset about how he expressed himself to the reporter, and talked to him about his language,” TMZ said.

The boy “regretted his choice of words” after his parents addressed the situation with him, the source said.

Mr. Carey appeared unaware of his son’s involvement when TMZ caught up with him during the protest. The “Price is Right” host said he was having dinner with his son down the street and the boy wanted to see the action. It was unclear whether that interview occurred before or after Connor spoke to Fox News.

Mr. Carey, a former Marine and outspoken libertarian, emceed the Veterans Inaugural Ball: Salute to Heroes hosted by The American Legion on Friday night in D.C.


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