Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

White House Weighs in on Laurel vs. Yanny Debate: 'I Hear Covfefe'

White House Weighs in on Laurel vs. Yanny Debate: 'I Hear Covfefe'

You've had to had seen it by now: The newest internet debate of Laurel versus Yanny.

A video featuring US President Donald Trump and White House staff received millions of views when it was posted to Twitter today.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, counselor Kellyanne Conway and director of social media Dan Scavino are all on team #Laurel.

In the light-hearted video, staffers are asked if they hear "Laurel" in the audio clip, or if they hear "Yanny".

"Sarah it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how do you respond?" a person is heard asking Sanders.

It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip
It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip

Not so, say White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp. Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny".

"Who's Yanny?" Vice President Pence asks.

"Clearly you're getting your information from CNN "cause that's fake news". "A few of us heard Yanny".

'I hear covfefe, ' he declares, referencing the unusual tweet he sent out at 3am a year ago that became a viral sensation of its own.

The age of your ears will also affect what you hear, the sounds of "Yanny play at a higher frequency than those of "Laurel". On Thursday night he retweeted the White House video.

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