Sharpton misspells 'respect' while quoting Aretha Franklin to Trump

MSNBC host Al Sharpton misspelled the word "respect" when evoking the late Aretha Franklin during a segment slamming President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE on Sunday.

Sharpton's gaffe came on his weekend program "Politics Nation" as he addressed Trump's comments about Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault NewmanTanden seeks to defuse GOP tensions over tweets Juan Williams: The GOP's problem with women of color Trump administration sought to sue Omarosa after she announced tell-all book: report MORE. 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGarland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington on high alert as QAnon theory marks March 4 The Memo: Is Trump mounting a comeback — or finally fading? MORE (R-Texas) after Cruz made a gaffe when reading his response to Obama's State of the Union address in 2015.