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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to reporters while participating in a roundtable about ‘fair and honest pricing in healthcare’ in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the meeting Trump said 2018 was the first time in over 50 years that prescription drug prices declined. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is mocking the science of climate change as Arctic air is set to blast the Midwest with record low temperatures this week.

Like a scene from The Day After Tomorrow, temperatures in Chicago, for example, are expected to plunge to -24 degrees. Minnesota could see wind chills dropping to -65. For comparison, the average surface temperature on Mars is -81. Put another way, it will be cold enough to freeze mercury.

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