American Horror Story: Cult Trailer: Sarah Paulson Gets Terrorized by Trump’s Clown-Filled America

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Finally, some clarity: After many teasers linking bees, clowns, and the 2016 presidential election to American Horror Story: Cult with no real logical connection, its first trailer peels back some of the mystery. Sarah Paulson plays a woman named Ally who learns of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency and loses her goddamned mind (more than most). She becomes haunted by clowns — a paranoia so real that it even drives her to see a therapist (Cheyenne Jackson) — only to have her waking nightmare exploited by Trump fanboy Kai (Evan Peters) and his minion Winter (Billie Lourd), who starts sneaking clown dolls into Ally’s home posing as the babysitter. Not even the comfort and concern of Ally’s wife (Alison Pill) can console her. “If you get people scared enough, they will set the world on fire,” Kai sneers. Which is worse: Trump’s America or Ryan Murphy’s version of Trump’s America? At least both have Billy Eichner.

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AHS: Cult Trailer: Sarah Paulson Fears Trump and Clowns