MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Rev. Al Sharpton criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for calling former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a dog.
He said the president needs to be more respectful. But while making his point, Sharpton botched the famous lyrics of singer Aretha Franklin. The iconic singer, who died last week at age 76, was close friends with Sharpton.
Trump has on several occasions publicly criticized people by comparing them to dogs.
“…The moment they deviate from their good behavior, and fail to fetch, you publicly condemn them or Twitter with animalistic slurs,” Sharpton said.
“I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal,” Sharpton added, referring to a book penned by Newman that bashes Trump.
Sharpton also used a metaphor for the name used for a female dog.
“You know what they say about payback, it’s a real, well, I’m sure you know the word I’m thinking of,” he said.
Then Sharpton delivered his punchline:
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.
Has Sharpton done this before?
Sharpton is known for his embarrassing verbal blunders. The Washington Free Beacon previously published a series of videos known as Al Sharpton vs. the Teleprompter.
“We all know I’ve had my share of prompter issues,” Sharpton admitted.
He once referred to YouTube celebrities as “UseTube” celebrities, and has inadvertently created new pronunciations for a variety of words, including Koala bear.