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Drew Carey’s son, 11, says he helped start fire during anti-Trump protest: ‘Screw our president!’

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. (Fox News)

January 26, 2017

 

Drew Carey’s 11-year-old son may be in big trouble.

Connor Carey is reportedly the young protester in a Fox News video of an inauguration rally where protesters were seen burning signs.

The 11-year-old, who identifies himself as Connor, told Fox News’ Griff Jenkins he “kind of started this fire” because “I felt like it and because I’m just saying ‘screw our president.'”

TMZ reported the child in the video is Drew Carey’s son. A rep for the TV star could not immediately verify Carey’s son is the child in the video, but a picture of the comedian with his son on Carey’s Instagram account appears to show the same child in the video.

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.

The “Price is Right” host did not seem to be aware of his son’s participation in the protest that night. TMZ caught up with him and he told the gossip site he was “just having dinner with my kid down the street” and wanted to see the protest.

A source told TMZ that Connor Carey “regretted his words” after speaking with his parents, who were upset with their son’s actions.