On Sunday's PoliticsNation, as MSNBC host Al Sharpton devoted his show's "Gotcha" segment to excoriating President Donald Trump for calling former White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog," he also admitted that, in spite of suggestions of being racially motivated, Trump has a history of calling many people, including white men, "dog."
The MSNBC host who is infamous for mangling the English language also had trouble spelling the word "respect" as he worked in a reference to the late Aretha Franklin.
At 8:30 a.m. Eastern, Sharpton introduced the segment:
I savor those weeks when the President says something so offensive and triggering that I have to respond to him directly. And, as you know, this week he called his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman a "lowlife" before referring to her as "that dog."
He then added:
Much has rightfully been made of the racial and sexist overtone, but then the Reverend Sharpton thought, "Maybe it's none of that -- maybe he's just confused because, Mr. Trump, you've called human beings the dog so many times, I've begun to wonder whether you can distinguish between the two." So let me help you out.
The MSNBC host then showed almost a half minute of clips of Trump calling various people "dog," as Sharpton then complained that the President has a history of throwing "animalistic slurs" at critics.
As he concluded the segment, Sharpton gave evidence that the application to work as an MSNBC host apparently does not include a spelling test: "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 gotcha."