Sunday, 22 July, 2018

White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

On Wednesday the internet was abuzz debating whether an audio recording floating around social media was saying Trump hears 'covfefe' as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'
Charlie Simmons | 18 May, 2018, 15:50

Ivanka Trump is the first to appear on screen, listening to the quick audio clip before declaring "It's so clearly Laurel". "I can´t figure out how one would hear yanny".

The White House is getting in on the "Laurel vs. Yanny" debate. The audio went viral earlier this week, with some saying they hear "Laurel" in the clip and others saying they hear "Yanny".

Not so, say White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes the videographer's initial claim: "Sarah, it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how you respond?" If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words. 'All I hear is Yanny'.

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"When there is more energy towards the mid and higher frequencies, people tend to hear "Yanny".

Vice President Mike Pence even made an appearance in the clip, simply asking 'Who's Yanny?'

And finally President Trump, staring straight into the camera, declares, "I hear Covfefe".

The White House had some fun Thursday with the president's infamous Twitter flub - while rounding up West Wing opinion on an audio clip that has hijacked the Internet.

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