Asked by Rock Sound
magazine about the political nature of the song's lyrics, Whibley explained it's not a political record, but more of a personal expression of his feelings. "I'm not really speaking about specific things," he said. "I'm not talking about necessarily policies and, like, immigration. I'm not trying to change the world or change any policies. I'm just saying, 'Eh, he's not my kind of guy.'"
Whibley added that his decision to address his feelings about Trump in a song wasn't exactly new territory for Sum 41. (They were previously vocal about George Bush on tracks such as "We're All To Blame
" and "March of the Dogs
"The difference for this time is that I didn't necessarily want to go there," he said. "The music, for me, was to take me away from all that kind of stuff, but it just kept creeping into it somehow. And I just felt like, well, it's something in my subconscious that probably has to come out. So I just allowed it."