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MSNBC host Al Sharpton misspelled the word “respect” when evoking the late Aretha Franklin during a segment slamming President Trump on Sunday.
Sharpton’s gaffe came on his weekend program “Politics Nation” as he addressed Trump’s comments about Omarosa Manigault Newman. Trump had called his former aide a “dog” for taping officials, including himself, inside the White House.
“I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal,” Sharpton said after calling Trump’s dog remark as “an animalistic slur.”
“So in the words of my late friend Aretha Franklin, show some R-E-S-P-I-C-T, and the next time you get a black woman and a beagle confused, remember this: I got you,” Sharpton said.
Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Her song “Respect” is perhaps the “queen of soul’s” greatest hit.
Sharpton, who served as an unpaid adviser to President Obama on race issues, has poked fun at himself in the past for having issues with reading scripts from teleprompters.
“We all know I’ve had my share of prompter issues,” he said on his show in 2015 while defending Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after Cruz made a gaffe when reading his response to Obama’s State of the Union address in 2015.
Al Sharpton misspells R-E-S-P-E-C-T when paying tribute to Aretha Franklin… just…just watch. ? pic.twitter.com/HyeLgaAf2y
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 19, 2018