During an interview on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Murphy said, "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." Murphy didn't offer any other details about the new season, though when asked if there would be a Donald Trump character, he bluntly replied, "maybe."
Throughout its seven-season run, American Horror Story has been loosely tied to various historical events. Season One incorporated the infamous Elizabeth Short/Black Dahlia murder, Season Three focused on the descendants of the witches who survived the Salem Witch Trials and most recently, Season Six, incorporated elements of the eerie disappearance of the 1590 Roanoke Colony.