New season of 'American Horror Story' centers on 2016 presidential campaign

Sarah Paulson, from left, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Kathy Bates attend the 34th annual PaleyFest: "American Horror Story: Roanoke" event at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Popular TV series "American Horror Story" dropped the first trailer for its new season "Cult" Tuesday -- and the show's theme is the 2016 presidential election.

The 60-second video opens on Michigan on the night President Donald Trump won the U.S. election.

Sitting with family, character Ally Mayfair Richards (played by series regular Sarah Paulson) screams in horror as the results are announced.

For the rest of the trailer, Richards struggles to cope with her agoraphobia and clinical fear of clowns.

The battles are heightened by Trump's ascent to the Oval Office: "Since election night it has all been getting so much worse," she tells her therapist.

Meanwhile, Evan Peters' character, Kai Anderson -- rocking tousled blue hair -- is exulted by Trump's victory.

Kai later convinces another character (played by Billie Lourd) to act as Ally and Ivy's nanny, adding even more horror to their lives.

Winter gives the couple's child a doll of Twist, the clown from AHS' fourth season, Freak Show.

The cast also includes Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, Adina Porter, Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman and Lena Dunham.

American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX on Tuesday, September 5, at 10 p.m. ET.

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