If this is true, then you are really missing the point. How many of those votes were won based on blatant lies and baseless accusations? Truth in journalism?
Donald Trump doesn’t have any comprehension of that. He ran a campaign of fear and empty promises, and he certainly didn’t feel bound or burdened by truth .
But that would be politics today, I suppose. Clearly, no one with an ounce of integrity wanted the gig.