Obama’s Spelling Snafu

Obama Flubs Spelling of 'Respect' During Aretha Franklin Tribute


President Obama spoke about respect when talking about Aretha Franklin’s famed “RESPECT” song Thursday night at the White House, but he clearly failed to show her that same respect when he spelt the name of her hit song wrong.

The White House hosted soul singers for a concert, including Aretha Franklin, who performed at the President’s 2009 Inauguration, Patti LaBelle, and Ariana Grande.

President Obama told the crowd, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…”

The crowd roared in laughter before allowing the President to finish his introduction.