Even the Scripps Spelling Bee Champ Can’t Correctly Spell ‘Covfefe’

By A.J. Katz 

The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Ananya Vinay hit the morning show circuit today after winning this year’s competition by correctly spelling the word: “marocain.”  (Apparently a type of dress fabric).

One appearance for the 12-year-old Fresno, California native, was on CNN’s New Day, where co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota asked the question everyone in America wanted them to ask: “Can you spell the word ‘covfefe?'”

“The definition is a nonsense word used by the 45th President of the United States this week in a late-night tweet,” deadpanned Camerota.

Unfortunately Vinay couldn’t get this one right. Here’s a look:

Nevertheless, Vinay is the 13th Indian-American in a row to win the spelling bee.

What’s she going to do with the $40,000 grand prize? Split it with her 7-year-old brother and put her share in an account for her college education, of course!

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