MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has turned into one of the most unhinged Trump haters on TV.

So he took a cheap shot at Trump after the New York Times reported Donald Trump, Jr. attended a meeting where he thought he could obtain information about Hillary Clinton’s illegal conduct.

But it turned into a massive mistake that blew up in his face.

Scarborough – like every other journalist in the fake news media – couldn’t help but be swept up in Russia hysteria.

He took Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have evidence of collusion between Clinton and the Russians as a sign of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in an attempt to rig the 2016 election.

Scarborough ranted that the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with the Russian government was unprecedented in American history.

He essentially called the Trump campaign traitors.

Legal Insurrection reports:

JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Let’s stop right there for one second on Stuart Stevens. Keep that up there. Because this is really the challenge. This is what — this is the challenge. We could have all of these people saying we’ve never done it, we’ve never done it, we’ve never done it, we’ve never done it. Stuart actually puts this the right way.

If anybody who is listening to this show—and most the people who are influencers in Washington—a lot of them listen to this show. A lot of people who have run presidential campaigns listen to this show, watch this show.

If you know, in your lifetime, a political campaign, a presidential campaign receiving opposition research or support from any political campaign — from any foreign power, especially a foreign power that’s hostile: Russia, China, Iran, Syria: let us know! Let Stuart Stevens know.”

You can watch the video of Scarborough’s unhinged rant here.

Scarborough’s attempts to snark at the Trump campaign instantly backfired.

There is an actual example of a political campaign colluding with a foreign government to try and influence an election.

But it was the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Back in January, Politico reported:

“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found….

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.”

The only collusion in this entire campaign was by the Democrats.

Someone should send Joe Scarborough the memo.