NYers try (and fail) to spell 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ names

New Yorkers attempt to spell some of the trickiest names in the 2020 presidential race. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

We asked New Yorkers in Bryant Park to spell five Democratic presidential candidates’ names correctly. The answers were … interesting.

New Yorkers attempt to spell some of the trickiest names in the 2020 presidential race.
New Yorkers attempt to spell some of the trickiest names in the 2020 presidential race. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Is it Kirsten Gillibrand or Kristan Jillbrand? Does the mayor spell his last name with an "s" or a "z"?

We asked New Yorkers hanging out in Bryant Park on Wednesday whether they could spell five Democratic presidential candidates‘ names correctly. The answers were … interesting.

Watch the video above to find out how the "contestants" did in our Democratic Presidential Candidates Spelling Bee.

Lauren Cook