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 TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE on Sunday.

Sharpton's gaffe came on his weekend program "Politics Nation" as he addressed Trump's comments about Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault NewmanJudge denies Omarosa Manigault Newman request to depose Trump, John Kelly in lawsuit Tanden seeks to defuse GOP tensions over tweets Juan Williams: The GOP's problem with women of color 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 CruzSenate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry DeSantis tops Trump in 2024 presidential straw poll White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE (R-Texas) after Cruz made a gaffe when reading his response to Obama's State of the Union address in 2015.