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When President Donald Trump recently rose to power, Twitter joked that this real-life turn of events was actually the theme for Season 7 of American Horror Story.

For some, the reality of today's political climate feels as though it was spun from the mind of American Horror Story's brilliantly warped creator, Ryan Murphy. However, in a shocking turn of events, it turns out that life may imitate art far more closely than we could have ever imagined.

Last night, Murphy put the fan theories to rest and kickstarted a whole bunch more upon revealing that Season 7 of 's most frightening show will revolve around the 2016 Presidential election.

While appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Murphy revealed some surprising specifics, explaining that;

“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through. I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”

That's not all though. Before Cohen moved on to speak to a caller, he asked Murphy whether the most controversial and undoubtedly famous figure from the 2016 election would make an appearance in Season 7.

“Uh, maybe.”

American Horror Story [Credit: FX]
American Horror Story [Credit: FX]

That's right, guys. President Donald Trump may soon rank alongside the greatest American Horror Story monsters of all time, including The Butcher, Bloody Face and the Drilldo Demon. Up until now, fans theorized that the theme of Season 7 could be anything from aliens to a ghost ship, but Murphy's final choice could turn out be the freakiest yet.

Practice playing the Name Game ready for Trump's arrival in the clip below:

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Murphy may have revealed the theme earlier than usual due to the news that Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal is working on a political drama based around the same events. Keeping the Season 7 theme secret for much longer could have made it seem as though American Horror Story was simply hopping on the bandwagon, although it's hard to imagine the two shows adopting a similar approach. After all, if the internet is to be believed, the White House has its own fair share of ghostly hauntings and we doubt that Boal will tackle any of these in his own show.

At the end of the day, it was always assumed that American Horror Story would move away from the documentary format following Roanoke, but now it seems as though Season 7 of could turn out to be the most terrifyingly realistic of them all. The petition to see Sarah Paulson play Hilary Clinton and Evan Peters take on Donald Trump starts here.


Do you think American Horror Story should tackle politics in Season 7?

(Source: EW) [Poll Image Credit: FX]


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