IDENTIFIED: “Screw Our President” Kid

The mystery kid who started a fire in the streets of Washington D.C. during the inaugural protests has turned out to be the son of popular actor, comedian, and game show host, Drew Carey.

According to TMZ, Carey’s 11-year-old son, Connor, was the kid who was interviewed by a reporter after lighting the fire and then proclaimed, “Screw the president” on worldwide television.

That footage went viral and TMZ has confirmed the child is Drew Carey’s son. A TMZ source also said that Connor “regretted his choice of words.”

A source close to Drew told TMZ that Connor got caught up in the emotions of the crowd around him, and he was in hot water afterward. Supposedly Drew and Connor’s mom were upset about how he expressed himself to the reporter and talked to him about his language.

A photographer captured Drew on video the night at the rally and it was clear Carey had no idea Connor was in the heat of the action.

Two videos below: One of Connor lighting the fire and shouting about the president, the other of an interview with Drew Carey the same night:


 

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