The late great Aretha Franklin demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, but that didn’t stop at least a couple of speakers at her funeral service in Detroit on Friday from trivializing her memory.
Democrats Michael Eric Dyson and Al Sharpton took the opportunity to blast President Trump during their eulogies, continuing a sickening Democratic tradition of politicizing public memorial services.
Former presidents and preachers and legendary singers took to the stage at Greater Grace Temple to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul during the farewell extravaganza.
Marring the event was the hateful and partisan tone taken by Dyson and Sharpton, who whipped the mourning crowd into a frenzy at every mention of Trump.
Dyson lauded Aretha Franklin for being socially conscious and politically active throughout her life — before viciously laying into the president.
“Then this orange apparition had the nerve to say she worked for him! You lugubrious leech!” he bellowed, apparently meaning that President Trump is a sad and mournful bloodsucker. “You dopey doppelganger of deceit and deviancy!” he continued, sticking with the alliteration theme. “You lethal liar, you dimwitted dictator! You foolish fascist!!!”
His use of the word “fascist” brought many in the cheering crowd to their feet.
“She didn’t work for you! She worked above you!” he howled angrily. “She worked beyond you! Get your preposition right!
Al Sharpton also got in on the act.
“You know the other Sunday on my show I misspelled ‘respect’ and a lot of y’all corrected me,” Sharpton said, referring to his latest embarrassing teleprompter blooper on MSNBC.
“Now I want y’all to help me correct President Trump to teach him what it means!” he added as the audience jumped to their feet and roared in approval. “And I say that because when word came out that Miss Franklin passed, Trump said she used to work for me. No, she used to perform for you, she worked for us. ‘Retha never took orders from nobody but God,” he said.
Black conservative humorist Hotep Jesus said the display made him sick.
They're supposed to be celebrating Aretha's life but instead used the opportunity to attack Trump.
I'm sick. 🤮 #ArethaHomegoing
— Hotep Jesus (@HotepJesus) August 31, 2018