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

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This may explain why some people hear both Yanny and Laurel, and if the person's ear moves between both high and low frequencies they're likely to hear both words.

The Yanny vs. Laurel debate took a dark turn when the U.S. Air Force thought it would be a good idea to use it in a now-deleted tweet that bragged about repressing a Taliban offensive.

In a video published on the White House's official Instagram page, various members of the Trump administration and White House staff weigh in on the viral internet argument.

"All I hear is covfefe", President Trump says.

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

Ivanka Trump is the first to appear on screen, listening to the quick audio clip before declaring "It's so clearly Laurel".

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Besides frequencies causing people to hear either Yanny or Laurel, she also thinks how our brains are wired, and hearing what you want or expect to hear, could also be why some hear one over the other, or even hear both.

But there are also plenty of White House staffs who only hear Yanny, including strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp.

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

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

"I hear covfefe", said President Donald Trump from his desk in the Oval Office.

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

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