"Sorry sunshine, wrong place": NZ Deputy PM

Peters was answering questions from an audience when the unidentified man asked "where is your evidence that there is a virus that causes this disease"?

"Here's someone who gets up and says 'the Earth is flat'," Peters responded. "Sorry sunshine, wrong place."

New Zealanders go to the polls on Saturday (October 17).

Peters was a kingmaker in the country's previous election, siding with the Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern to form a coalition government.

Video Transcript

- Where is your proof that all four of Koch's postulates have been satisfied for SARS-CoV-2 and also isolated for SARS-CoV-2? Where's your evidence that there is a virus that causes the disease? And you do that by satisfying four of Koch's postulates.

WINSTON PETERS: Sit down, sit down, sit down. We've got someone who obviously got an education in America. 220,000 people have died in the United States. There are eight million cases today. We've got 79,000 cases probably today in India, and here's somebody that gets up and says the Earth is flat. Sorry sunshine, wrong place.