At TRI, my short article “Trump’s Corruption Mandate” begins this way:
“Donald Trump’s astonishing election victory was in part a backlash against increasingly corrupt American politics.
“Transparency International publishes an annual Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking all nations from most to least clean in their political conduct. The United States entered the twenty-first century by falling out of the top ten. Scandinavian nations such as Finland, Denmark, and Sweden along with Commonwealth nations such as New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom dominated the top spots, while the USA was ranked fourteenth.
“Since then the USA has declined further in the Index’s rankings. …”