A boy’s response when he was asked why he started a fire at an anti-Donald Trump protest has gone viral.
Fox News Channel’s Griff Jenkins, who was at the DeploraBall in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, asked a boy who was standing near a fire.
“This fire was started,” Jenkins says in the video, as he’s pointing to ash on the ground. “In fact, this young man [was] participating in the fire, what’s your name?”
The boy, grinning, replies: “My name is Connor and I actually started this fire.”
“So why did you start that fire Carter?” the reporter asks.
The boy responds: “Because I felt like it and I’m saying screw our president.'”
The boy adds that his name is Connor, not Carter.
The reporter then ends the interview.
But the video was shared en masse on social media, with many users asking where the child’s parents were.
Reports have indicated that the boy set the fire as part of the #DisruptJ20 protest.
— Lacy MacAuley (@lacymacauley) January 20, 2017
Burning stuff. pic.twitter.com/5GqEOZaO3R
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 20, 2017
In the Fox News clip, an organizer explained to Jenkins why they’re protesting. “I think we have to be really concerned about this dangerous direction our country is going,” she says.