May 20, 2018

Yanny Or Laurel? The White House Weighs In!

18 May 2018, 10:28 | Taylor George

President Donald Trump weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel

President Donald Trump weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel

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

The White House weighed in Thursday on the burning question on most Americans' minds this week: Laurel or Yanny?

The debate is this: a distorted audio bite plays and those listening in either hear "Yanny" or "Laurel".

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, opened up the video, declaring that it was "so clearly Laurel!".

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.

The tweet sought to link, however awkwardly, the war to a blithe Internet debate over an audio file circulating online that listeners alternatively think sounds like the words "Laurel" or "Yanny".

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

In the video, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked for her response to reports saying she hears "Laurel".

With Green Needle and Brainstorm I can literally hear whatever the hell I choose to hear.

"Normal hearing, you can hear all those high pitches or even a lot of musicians who are really entuned to those different sounds will hear Yanny", said Stone.

"I hear 'covfefe, '" he said.

Trump past year sent a tweet that ended with the word "covfefe," which quickly went viral before it was deleted.

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