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

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

President Trump, together with different members of his administration, jumped in on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate on Thursday.

In the clip, staffers are seen listening to the viral recording from Reddit where listeners were asked which sound they heard.

US President Donald Trump and the White House are the latest to weigh in on the Laurel versus Yanny debate.

"It's Laurel", says Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.

While the Obama White House released light videos, the Trump presidency has heralded a more polarized era, and so the attempt at a light viral video by the Trump team did not escape attention. "But I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to", adds the woman who coined the phrase "alternative facts".

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Vice President Mike Pence wants to know: "Who's Yanny?"

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets told that there are reports that say she hears Laurel.

"All I hear is the call of death's warm embrace", wrote Kate Aronoff, a reporter for the left-leaning In These Times.

"How many of y'all will still be working there in nine months?"asked one person".

Unless you live under an internet-less rock, you've probably been asked the question sometime this week: yanny or laurel? Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny".