A lot of people believe thatAmerican Horror Story: Cult” is a take on Donald Trump’s win as the U.S. President. Although it might look like it, by scrutinizing the television show’s plot line, it is not the case. The series' seventh season started with a footage featuring Trump and Hillary Clinton announcing their presidential bids.

The scene altered to a video of the two politicians' campaigns. It revealed various scenes of their activities from Clinton’s controversial emails to Trump’s cheering supporters. The sequence then went to a full stop, and a black screen was revealed. The date of his winning, Nov. 8, 2016, flashed on the screen and from here, the horror started.

The Nightmare's start

“The revolution has begun,” Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) said to himself when Fox News revealed that Donald Trump won as the U.S. President against Hillary Clinton. He then bumped the television with all his strength.

While the restaurant owners Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) and Ivy Mayfair-Richards (Alison Pill) were hosting a party, the celebration turned sour with the news. “Go to hell, Huffington Post,” Ally can be heard saying while his husband was cursing Nate Silver.

In “American Horror Story: Cult” first three episodes, Trump and Clinton can only be seen as references and will never appear on-screen. The characters, on the other hand, will have intertwined lives. Will Drake (Cheyenne Jackson) will be Ally’s therapist; Detective Samuels (Colton Haynes) will be their law enforcer, while Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd) will be the nanny of Ally and Ivy’s son, and Kai’s accomplice.

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The controversial 2016 presidential election

In spite of the beliefs that “American Horror Story: Cult” is an attack on Donald Trump, it is not the case.

In fact, television show’s creator Ryan Murphy called it “another unexpected jolt.” The executive producer revealed that the series is never about being on the side of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

The anthology horror series just wants to explore why people prefer to vote a candidate over the other. Also, their feelings about choosing the right aspiring president and why they feel “belittled, disenfranchised, or upset with the patriarchal system” will be tackled.

In a report made by the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy explained that every voter can relate how intense the 2016 presidential election was -- whoever they voted for and whatever party they were into. When he pitched his original idea in September last year, he revealed that Clinton was the winner and the opening scene was a "little different” until Trump won.