Presidential Spelling Fail: How Do You Spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

Maybe he should have asked to hear it used in a sentence?

President Barack Obama makes spelling error as he recounts famous song lyric, R-E-S-P-E-C-T., praising Aretha Franklin.

Obama misspelled “respect” while lauding the “Queen of Soul” before a White House concert featuring several musical legends.

“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, before the audience in the East Room erupted into laughter.

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