"If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain terrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television", Trump said in a tweet.
It does point to a deep issue in liberal circles: Insulting the opposition is one thing, but doing so with bigoted remarks is part of the problem.
Brzezinski did not appear on "Morning Joe" on Thursday, which her co-host Joe Scarborough attributed to a "long-planned family event".
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski is in the hot seat after using homophobic language to describe US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during "Morning Joe", the nationally televised show she hosts with her husband, Joe Scarborough.
Brzezinski later expressed regret for her words, telling Anderson he was justified in his criticism.
She received heavy blowback for the use of the term on Twitter.
She wanted to ask his opinion about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and remarks made by Pompeo on the subject earlier on Fox & Friends.
But this is MSNBC and this is Brzezinski, and after all, she has apologized - so free pass it is.
Brzezinski's remark is hardly the first instance when critics of Donald Trump have used homophobic biases to target him or his policies.
The Hill media reporter Joe Concha quoted Trump's tweet and wrote, "He's not wrong". To this point, Kilmeade asked Pompeo "we know the prince knows, right?"
NBC News dumped Megyn Kelly for making an offensive comment about dressing up in "blackface" for Halloween.
Trump has a storied relationship with "Morning Joe", calling them "supporters" during his primary campaign but feuding with them since their relationship went south.
"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care".
Brzezinski's audio cut out for a moment, indicating that a control room editor at MSNBC tried to take out the slur but missed the mark.
"I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things", Reid told her viewers, adding, "The person I am now is not the person I was then".