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Al Sharpton Swipes at Trump During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral: He Needs to Learn What Respect Means

Many high-profile public figures are in attendance at Aretha Franklin‘s funeral in Detroit today, and the Rev. Al Sharpton was among those who spoke.

Sharpton talked about Franklin’s legendary history of not just singing but supporting civil rights, even sharing an anecdote about the time she wrote a check to support the National Action Network.

“We don’t all agree on everything,” Sharpton said as he addressed the crowd. “But we agree on Aretha.”

At one point during his remarks, he referenced his on-air flub last week before swiping at Donald Trump:

“You know, the other Sunday on my show I misspelled respect. And a lot of y’all corrected me. Now I want y’all to help me correct President Trump to teach him what it means.”

After the Queen of Soul passed away, Trump made a brief public statement about her saying that “she worked for me on numerous occasions, the was terrific.”

And Sharpton brought that up as he continued:

“And I say that because when word went out that Miss Franklin passed, Trump said, ‘SHe used to work for me.’ No, she used to perform for you. She worked for us. Aretha never took orders from nobody but God.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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