Former Sunday morning blabfest host David Gregory is aghast over the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. The CNN political commentator who was dumped from his high profile gig on Press the Meat Meet the press in favor of Democrat party lackey Chuck Todd joined the caterwauling chorus raging against the GOP nominee as a treasonous agent of Vladimir Putin.

According to Breitbart News “CNN’s Gregory: ‘I’ve Run Out of Words to Express My Shock’ Over Potential Trump Presidency”:

Wednesday on CNN, while reacting to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on Russia, David Gregory said he had “run out of words” to express his “shock.

Gregory said, “You know, I’ve run out of words to express my shock at how completely beyond the pale that Donald Trump is as a potential leader of the free world and our commander-in-chief of our country. This was truly beyond the pale. He is encouraging Russia, which by all accounts was behind the leak of one of our major political parties, to do more, to go beyond, to try to hack into Hillary Clinton’s server to find missing emails to kind of get in the middle of the scandal.”

“It’s as if, you know, this is a child playing with matches who doesn’t understand how badly he and the country can get burned,” he added. “It’s a very serious thing. And I think that the one thing about Trump is that he is very clear for all to see, he is making very clear what he thinks, how he comes by information, and I think, frankly, the lack of seriousness and the intemperance with which he speaks about important national security matters should certainly give people pause. I don’t think there’s anybody that would think that was anything but a fair reading of what we’ve seen here. Vladimir Putin is dangerous.”

The penultimate Beltway bottom-feeder, Gregory was scooped up by the self-proclaimed most trusted name in news to give them another establishment hack in time for the election season. He is a longtime insider as well as a fixture at the annual presstitute’s gala that is the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and despite his dismal tenure at NBC’s flagship Sunday morning program could be relied on as a bullshit salesman which is what he did when pushing the bogus meme that Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary’s emails.

But like most useful idiots Gregory and his bosses were clueless that Trump’s comments on Russia and the missing emails were nothing but an epic troll by the Republican nominee and it worked like a charm in sucking the air out of day three of the Democrats’ coronation of Queen Hillary. It was a classic example of the idiom “fools rush in” and by later in the day some of the media shills were backing off of their earlier bombast.

A CNBC columnist understood this perfectly and wrote “The Democrats just fell for Trump’s Russian email-hack bait”:

Grand Theft Convention.

No, that’s not a new video game. But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats and Hillary Clinton are helping him do it!

During about an hour-long news conference earlier Wednesday, Trump was asked repeatedly about allegations that the Russian government is behind the hacked and leaked Democratic National Committee’s emails that embarrassed the party on the eve of their national convention in Philadelphia. Trump quickly pivoted to also discussing Clinton’s private email-server controversy and the 30,000-plus emails the former Secretary of State had deleted from her private server under questionable explanations and circumstances.

Then came the money quote, or the bait, when he said: “Russia, if you’re listening,I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing; I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

That comment was sure to grab headlines all on its own, but then the Clinton campaign incredibly took the bait and had a top policy advisor respond with this statement: “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent.”

Yep, the Clinton team actually said that. Instead of ignoring Trump’s already deft stealing of the headlines away from their convention, the campaign hyped the distraction even further. Sure, they meant to make Trump out to be some kind of dangerous traitor. And Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller has indeed issued a series of Twitter statements insisting Trump did not literally ask Russia to commit espionage. But the real result is that the words “Hillary Clinton,” “emails,” “hacking,” “espionage,” and “national security” are back in the headlines again.

That sums it up pretty well too. On the day when the heavy hitters were to give their speeches to sell the warmongering sack of rotten garbage in a pantsuit it was once again all about Trump.