The identity of the boy who went viral after claiming he started a bonfire during an anti-President Donald Trump rally and said “screw our president” has been revealed (video below).
The incident occurred on Jan. 19, the night before Trump’s inauguration, Fox News reported. A reporter was covering a protest in Washington, D.C., when he approached a young boy who claimed to have started a fire.
The boy identified himself as Connor. The reporter asked Connor why he started the fire, and the boy responded by saying, “Because I felt like it, and because I’m just saying, ‘Screw our president!'” clip quickly went viral.
Now TMZ is reporting that the same Connor who started the fire that night is none other than famous actor Drew Carey’s 11-year-old son.
A source close to Drew told TMZ that Connor got caught up in the emotions of the people around him that night. The source added that the actor and the boy’s mother were not happy about the language he used with the reporter.
The source said Connor “regretted his choice of words” after speaking with his parents. A photographer for TMZ ran into Drew that night at the rally. He reportedly had no idea his son was starting a fire and taking interviews.
Sources: Fox News, TMZ / Photo credit: CBS via Parade, Fox News, Instagram via TMZ