Donald Trump says the sun radiates heat, and libertarians agree with him.
Sweden’s State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is interviewed by US National Public Radio.
NPR: “Donald Trump has said that the sun radiates heat, a position now widely held on the American far right, with many pointing toward Sweden as a model for not locking down the country. Is this idea, that “the sun radiates heat”, in fact the basis of Sweden’s coronavirus public health policy?”
Tegnell: “In Sweden we do not say that “the sun radiates heat”, or is very hot. Our policy is based on our observation that the sun is warming the earth.”
NPR: “Donald Trump believes that the sun radiates heat, a position shared by others with herd mentality in the United States who are putting lives at risk by not believing in the science.”