Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

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

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

The audio went viral earlier this week, with some saying they hear "Laurel" in the clip and others saying they hear "Yanny".

Unless you live under an internet-less rock, you've probably been asked the question sometime this week: yanny or laurel?

The never-ending Yanny vs Laurel debate has reached the White House.

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

All your favorite Trumpers are there-Ivanka, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence and even the president himself. On the other hand, some people have claimed to hear both and some others hear words that are not at all related to either Yanny or Laurel, such as Garry or Geery. The word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel.

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The Press Secretary blamed his information on CNN calling it "fake news" and clarified she could only hear Yanny.

People who hear "Laurel" are likely also hearing "Yanny" but they can't distinguish it because it's part of the overall harmonics that makes up "Laurel". "A few of us heard Yanny".

At the end of the video, President Donald Trump says, "I hear Covfefe".

The controversy recalls the similarly impassioned debate that broke out over the #TheDress: in 2015 a photo of a two-toned frock had social media users tearing their hair out over whether its colors were white and gold, or black and blue.

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