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‘R-E-S-P-I-C-T’?! Al Sharpton Botches Spelling Of Legendary Aretha Franklin Song

The Rev. Al Sharpton may be a lot of things, but a good speller is apparently not one of them.

The race-baiting reverend, host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” said on Saturday that President Donald Trump should be more respectful toward women after the president called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog.”

That, Sharpton said, is an “animalistic slur” (it’s unclear if he meant Newman or the dog should be offended).

“I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal,” Sharpton said to Trump.

Sharpton then connected the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin to the whole mess, trying to quote the singer’s 1967 hit song “Respect.”

“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.

But respect is spelled, well, like that — R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Once again, the reverend takes the “sharp” out of “Sharpton.”