TODAY   |  March 07, 2014

Obama flubs Aretha Franklin hit ‘Respect’

The president was paying tribute to the singer at the Women of Soul concert on Thursday night when he messed up the spelling of her iconic tune.

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>>> white house spelling bee . this time, though, president obama himself.

>> when she first told us what r-s-p-e-c-t meant to her.

>> whoopsie, well, the president paying tribute at the women of soul concert thursday night when he flubbed the title of her iconic song. the crowd gave a hearty laugh. the president barely giving a beat.