While Indian politicians are reluctant to disclose what they spend on election campaigns, the US Congress has created an independent agency to monitor the financial activities of candidates in the build-up to federal elections. This is done to ensure transparency in the election process.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.