The boy who boasted to a reporter that he started a fire at a pre-Inauguration Day protest is the son of comic Drew Carey — an outspoken critic of the Leader of the Free World, according to a report on Thursday.
Connor Carey simply got “caught up in the emotions of the crowd” at the Jan. 19 protest in Washington, DC, a source close to the 11-year-old’s famous pop told TMZ.
He was in “hot water” after his parents saw the clip — although it’s not clear what, if any, discipline was imposed.
At the protest, a grinning Connor is asked why he started the small blaze outside the National Press Club in Washington, where a pro-Trump “Deploraball” party was being held.
He responded: “Because I felt like it and I’m just … saying, screw our president!”
Connor “regretted his choice of words” after a sit-down with his parents, the source told the site.
The clip of the news segment was shared on Facebook more than 10.4 million times, with many commenters criticizing the parents of the initially unidentified lad.
“This is what happens when you don’t discipline your kids,” Facebook user Michael Brown commented.
Eric Lucas commented, “Horrible parenting! Should be in bed and parents in jail.”
But it appears the younger Carey takes after his famous father.
The Cleveland-born comic, 58, while a registered Republican, backed Libertarian Gary Johnson for president because he said the ex-governor of New Mexico wasn’t a “maniac or a liar.”
“I don’t need a national daddy, or mommy,” Carey said when asked about his support for Johnson. And when asked who was the “lesser of two evils” between Trump and Hillary Clinton, he said “Gary Johnson. I don’t give a f—k. If your person doesn’t get enough votes, you lose. I don’t want to hear it. There are more than two choices and you are allowed to vote for whoever you want. This is America. If you can’t get the votes to win, tough s—t.”
And in 2015, Carey tweeted “Donald Trump Is a Bad Person,” linking to an article with that same headline.
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