Al Sharpton Absolutely Shreds Donald Trump At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

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The Rev. Al Sharpton hit back at President Donald Trump for his comments following the death of legendary singer Aretha Franklin.

The MSNBC host and civil rights advocate was one of several speakers at Franklin’s funeral in Detroit on Friday. As he spoke in front of a crowd filled with the late icon’s family and friends, as well as celebrities and politicians, Sharpton poked fun at himself for misspelling “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” on his Sunday TV show earlier this month.

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

Funeral attendees started cheering, and many rose to their feet.

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

Take a look at Sharpton’s searing response in the video above, and the remarks he read on behalf of President Barack Obama in the video below.

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Aretha Franklin in 1971.
Aretha Franklin in 1971.
Posing for a portrait lying on a couch circa 1973.
Posing for a portrait lying on a couch circa 1973.
Circa 1968.
Circa 1968.
In 1970.
In 1970.
Smoking a cigarette as she works in the studio by a microphone at Muscle Shoals Studios in 1969 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Smoking a cigarette as she works in the studio by a microphone at Muscle Shoals Studios in 1969 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Performing in an undated photo.
Performing in an undated photo.
Posing for a portrait circa 1965.
Posing for a portrait circa 1965.
Posing for a portrait circa 1965.
Posing for a portrait circa 1965.
Appearing on "The Andy Williams Show" in 1969.
Appearing on "The Andy Williams Show" in 1969.
Posing for a portrait circa 1967.
Posing for a portrait circa 1967.
At the Muhammad Ali Variety Special in 1975.
At the Muhammad Ali Variety Special in 1975.
Singing circa 1972.
Singing circa 1972.
Wearing a leather jacket in a 1990 portrait.
Wearing a leather jacket in a 1990 portrait.
Performing on stage in 1968.
Performing on stage in 1968.
Portrait in 1973.
Portrait in 1973.
At a news conference in 1973.
At a news conference in 1973.
Standing backstage wearing a gold embroidered gown and holding a Grammy Award, circa 1970.
Standing backstage wearing a gold embroidered gown and holding a Grammy Award, circa 1970.
Holding her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water," in 1972.
Holding her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water," in 1972.
Alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic at the 142nd Street Armory in New York in 1972.
Alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic at the 142nd Street Armory in New York in 1972.
Performing with James Brown at the Taboo nightclub in Detroit in 1987.
Performing with James Brown at the Taboo nightclub in Detroit in 1987.
Reviewing a copy of her album "Aretha Franklin -- Soul '69" at Atlantic Records studios in 1969 in New York City.
Reviewing a copy of her album "Aretha Franklin -- Soul '69" at Atlantic Records studios in 1969 in New York City.
Performing onstage at the New Victoria Theater in the United Kingdom circa 1980.
Performing onstage at the New Victoria Theater in the United Kingdom circa 1980.
During the 59th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2005.
During the 59th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2005.
In 1968.
In 1968.
At the rehearsal for the "Aretha Franklin: Duets" concert to benefit the Gay Men's Health Crisis at New York's Nederlander Theatre in 1993.
At the rehearsal for the "Aretha Franklin: Duets" concert to benefit the Gay Men's Health Crisis at New York's Nederlander Theatre in 1993.
Holding up her American Music Awards trophy in one hand and her shoes in the other as she poses for photographers backstage at the 10th annual American Music Awards. 
Holding up her American Music Awards trophy in one hand and her shoes in the other as she poses for photographers backstage at the 10th annual American Music Awards. 
Singing outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.
Singing outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.
Performing in 1989 at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Performing in 1989 at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
With Arista Records chief Clive Davis at New York's Plaza Hotel for a pre-Grammy party thrown by Davis in 1997.
With Arista Records chief Clive Davis at New York's Plaza Hotel for a pre-Grammy party thrown by Davis in 1997.
Rehearsing with the Blues Brothers at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards. 
Rehearsing with the Blues Brothers at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards. 
Performing at "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin" held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2001.
Performing at "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin" held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2001.

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