Trump and Clinton Will Be Portrayed in ‘American Horror Story: Election’

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Written by Patti Pauley

A few weeks ago, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy either played the biggest troll card of his career toward fans of the FX series, or he is being authentic towards his feelings in regards towards America’s direction today and is using American Horror Story as a creative outlet to send a positive and powerful message to audiences who will tune in- you can read his theme reasoning here.  However, it sure as hell seems the theme is staying and legit folks as Murphy has once again, dropped some more dirt on this highly anticipated among many, season seven of the horror series.


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Yesterday in an interview with E! News, Murphy squashed speculation on whether Trump or Hillary will be portrayed in the upcoming Election themed season premiering later this year in saying that indeed the POTUS and runner-up will be characters in the show. However, they will not be the main focus of the series.

Murphy to E! News:

“Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”


Murphy also affirmed that seasoned vet Sarah Paulson, who has already been confirmed to return, will NOT be portraying Clinton, as many have speculated prior. He also goes on to say that the roles in question, have not been cast as of yet.

“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that is not true.”

When asked if Murphy has cast Clinton and Trump:

 “No, not yet. We’re halfway through the writing and not yet. But it’s really, really fun. It starts on election night is all I’ll say…It’s very scary that night for many people. It’s fun, you will like it. It’s really a season that will have a lot of people interested and I think there’s something for everybody in that season.”


So there you have it, kind of. Seems to be this is actually happening folks! More to come as details roll in!