Video of an 11-year-old inauguration protestor who set a fire and told a Fox News reporter that he had a message for President Trump turns out to be the child of a very famous American celebrity. Connor, who defiantly yelled “Screw our president,” turns out to be the son of Drew Carey.
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TMZ reports: “A source close to Drew tells us Connor got caught up in the emotions of the crowd around him, and he was in hot water afterward. 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.”
“The source says Connor “regretted his choice of words” after the chat with his folks.
Washington D.C. saw a number of protests last Thursday night. Most of those gathered to protest the impending inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump kept their protests peaceful. Those that did step-up their incivility did so in the predictable ways: some damage to property, some minor scuffles, even some fires.
Those starting the fires, though, were shocking authorities. One fire outside of the National Press Club was started by a young boy, now identified as Connor Carey. The unabashed arsonist spoke openly about his motives with Fox News.
“Why did you start the fire?” asked Fox reporter Griff Jenkins.
“Because I felt like it, and because I’m just saying, ‘Screw our president!'” the boy, who says his name is Conor, bragged. Immediately after making the declarative statement, Conor strikes a defiant pose.
“O.k.,” Jenkins says, “there you go. Even young people out here, as well as the traditional activists.”
The protestors had gathered outside of Trump’s D.C. hotel, and then the crowd flowed to the “Deplor-a-ball.” Outside of the National Press Club, they began lighting fires.
No word yet on what charges any of the arsonists, including this boy, will face.
For his part, Carey was seen in the area after dinner and did not appear to know what his son had been involved in. The Price is Right host and United States Marine was in town to host the Veteran’s Inaugural Ball.