The song was inspired by an episode of the podcast Reply All
where they discussed conspiracy theories surrounding Donald Trump and the right-wing actress Roseanne Barr.
"They were talking about when Roseanne was tweeting all of those conspiracy theory things," Bridgers explained to NME
, "and how they think there's a whole conspiracy around Trump playing four-dimensional chess and just fronting that he's stupid – but actually he's like a maniacal super-genius."
"That's my favourite theory," she added. "There are right-wing people who support him who literally think that his idiocy is like a crazy plan that he has always had to play dumb, and then be doing all of these genius things behind the scenes."